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Gassaway Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Gasaway and Gazaway .

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


Similar surnames: Gazaway, Cassata, Gallaway, Gasaway, Gannaway, Cassaday, Ganaway

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Where is the Gassaway family from?

You can see how Gassaway families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gassaway family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gassaway families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Gassaway families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Gassaway's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gassaway families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gassaway surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gassaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gassaway. 29% of Gassaway men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Gassaway women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gassaway were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Spinner
    12%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gassaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gassaway 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Gassaway. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gassaway. For the veterans among your Gassaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gassaway lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gassaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Gassaway in 1950 was 100, and 77 in 2004.

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