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Gamble Family History

Gamble Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse byname Gamall meaning ‘old’, which was occasionally used in North England during the Middle Ages as a personal name. Altered spelling of German Gambel.

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


Similar surnames: Gable, Game, Womble, Galle, Kemble, Kimble, Garbe, Hambly, Humble

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Where is the Gamble family from?

You can see how Gamble families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gamble family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gamble families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 84 Gamble families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Gamble's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gamble families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gamble surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gamble ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gamble. 21% of Gamble men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Gamble women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gamble were Clerk 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Gamble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamble 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Gamble. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Gamble. For the veterans among your Gamble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gamble lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gamble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gamble in 1941 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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