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Gazette Family History

Gazette Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Gavette, Majette, Malette, Payette, Racette, Godette, Goette, Mayette

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Where is the Gazette family from?

You can see how Gazette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gazette family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gazette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 2 Gazette families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gazette's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gazette families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gazette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gazette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gazette. 100% of Gazette 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
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gazette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gazette 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 242 immigration records available for the last name Gazette. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gazette. For the veterans among your Gazette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gazette lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gazette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gazette in 1964 was 77, and 66 in 2004.

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