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Gash Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a central French form of the Norman personal name Wazo, apparently derived from a compound Germanic name formed with wad ‘to go’ as the first element. Americanized spelling of German Gasch.

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

Similar surnames: Dash, Gast, Mash, Gish, Rash, Gath, Gasch, Ash, Nash, Lash

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Where is the Gash family from?

You can see how Gash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gash families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Gash families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gash's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Gash families in 1840.
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What did your Gash ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gash. 30% of Gash men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Gash women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gash were Farm Laborer 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
  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Cook
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gash. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Gash. For the veterans among your Gash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gash lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gash in 1945 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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