Gaskens Family History

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Gaskens Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Cassens, Haskins, Aikens, Akens, Kastens, Askins, Gaskins, Baskins

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Gaskens Family Origin

Where is the Gaskens family from?

Gaskens Family Occupations

What did your Gaskens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gaskens family was Farmer. The most common Gaskens occupation in the USA was At Home. 33% of Gaskens's were At Homes. At Home and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gaskens.

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  • At Home

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer


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

Gaskens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 155 census records available for the last name Gaskens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaskens 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 4 immigration records available for the last name Gaskens. 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 8 military records available for the last name Gaskens. For the veterans among your Gaskens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaskens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaskens lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaskens 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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