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Gatewood Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. There are places called Gate Wood End, South Yorkshire, Gatewood Hill, Hampshire, and Gatewood House Farm, Leicestershire. The first is named from an Old Norse geyt ‘rushing stream or spring’; the second is from Old English gat ‘goat’; the etymology of the Leicestershire place name is not known.

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


Similar surnames: Gatwood, Garwood, Watwood, Haywood, Hazelwood, Eastwood, Hagwood

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Gatewood Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gatewood name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    9%

  • Benin/Togo

    7%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

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Gatewood Family Origin

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Gatewood Family Occupations

What did your Gatewood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gatewood. A less common occupation for the Gatewood family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gatewood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Gatewood's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Gatewood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Gatewood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatewood 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gatewood. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gatewood. For the veterans among your Gatewood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gatewood Life Expectancy

What is the average Gatewood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gatewood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gatewood in 1943 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gatewood 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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