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Gault Name Meaning

Scottish (Lanarkshire) Irish (Antrim and Derry) and English: variant of Galt . French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Waldo from wald ‘power authority’. French: habitational name from any of the places called Le Gault (for example in Loir-et-Cher and Eure-et-Loir) named with ancient Germanic walthu- ‘wood forest’. Compare Legault .

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

Similar surnames: Sault, Gaunt, Bault, Gal, Gast, Saul, Dault, Gall, Hult, Garl

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Where is the Gault family from?

You can see how Gault families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gault family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gault families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Gault families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Gault's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gault families in 1840.
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What did your Gault ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gault. 16% of Gault men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Gault women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gault were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Gault. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gault 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gault. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Gault. For the veterans among your Gault ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gault lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gault life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gault in 1948 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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