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Gaal Name Meaning

Hungarian: variant of Gál (see Gal). Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the province of North Brabant.

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

Similar surnames: Gal, Gall, Saal, Gaar, Garl, Haar, Laas, Canal, Gard, Raak

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Where is the Gaal family from?

You can see how Gaal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Gaal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Gaal families living in Missouri. This was about 77% of all the recorded Gaal's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Gaal families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaal. 38% of Gaal men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Gaal women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaal were Baker and Seamstress.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Tool Maker
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gaal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaal 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaal. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaal. For the veterans among your Gaal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaal lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gaal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gaal in 1955 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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