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Southgate Family History

Southgate Name Meaning
habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + geat ‘gate’; the village was situated near the southern entrance to a large enclosed medieval forest. The place of this name formerly in Middlesex, now part of Greater London, may also have constributed to the surname.topographic name for someone who lived near the south gate of a medieval walled city or other enclosed place.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

178,342 Historical Documents with Southgate on Ancestry.com
57,255 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,141 Military Records
2,962 Immigration Records
47,329 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Southgate Families

  • Number of Southgate families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Southgate families
     306 - 609
     103 - 305
     1 - 102
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Southgate families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Southgate Family Origin

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Southgate Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Southgate

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Southgate Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Southgate Civil War Service Records

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