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Gaspar Name Meaning

Spanish Catalan Portuguese French and German; Hungarian (Gáspár): from the personal name Gaspar (in German this is a variant of Kaspar in French a variant of Gaspard ) Hungarian Gáspár an equivalent of Casper . Slovak Croatian Serbian and Slovenian (Gašpar; Slovak also Gášpár Gašpár Gášpar): from the Slovak Croatian and Serbian personal name Gašpar (see Casper ) and from the same Slovenian dialect form of the personal name Gašper (see Gasper ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of patronymics like Slovak Gašparovič (see Gasparovic ) and Gašparík Croatian Gašparić and Gašparović Slovenian Gašparič.

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

Similar surnames: Kaspar, Gasper, Gaspari, Casper, Gasparro, Gaska, Massar, Jasper

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Where is the Gaspar family from?

You can see how Gaspar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaspar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaspar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gaspar families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gaspar's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gaspar families in 1840.
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What did your Gaspar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaspar. 24% of Gaspar men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gaspar women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaspar were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Machine Operator
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaspar. 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 Gaspar. For the veterans among your Gaspar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaspar lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gaspar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gaspar in 1951 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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