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Gaj Family History

Gaj Name Meaning

Polish and Rusyn (from Slovakia); Slovak (also Gáj):: from a short form of the personal name Gajus (from Latin Gaius). topographic name from gaj ‘grove’. Compare Gay .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gal, Lau, Gay, Mar, Raj, Gad, Mak, Bar, Garb, Sas

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Where is the Gaj family from?

You can see how Gaj families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaj family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Gaj families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Gaj's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Gaj families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaj surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaj ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gaj. 30% of Gaj men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Loader
  • Salesman
  • Crane Operator
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Census Records

There are 536 census records available for the last name Gaj. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaj census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 541 immigration records available for the last name Gaj. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 292 military records available for the last name Gaj. For the veterans among your Gaj ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaj lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gaj life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gaj in 1962 was 80, and 60 in 2004.

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