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Gaskell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gaskell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gaskell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    56%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    26%

  • France

    4%

  • Germanic Europe

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Gaskell Family Origin

Where is the Gaskell family from?

Gaskell Family Occupations

What did your Gaskell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gaskell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gaskell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gaskell family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaskell.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gaskell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gaskell Historical Records

What Gaskell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Gaskell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaskell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaskell. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Gaskell. For the veterans among your Gaskell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaskell Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaskell lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gaskell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gaskell in 1951 was 35, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaskell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaskell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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