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Gath Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McGath. English: variant of Garth. North German (Gäth): variant of Gäde (see Gaede). North German: topographic name from Middle Low German gate ‘street’, ‘alley’.

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


Similar surnames: Rath, Kath, Bath, Gatz, Gatt, Goth, Vath, Gaeth, Garth, Gash

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Where is the Gath family from?

You can see how Gath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gath family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gath families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Gath families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gath's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gath families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gath surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gath ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gath. 17% of Gath men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Gath women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gath were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gath. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gath census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gath. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Gath lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gath in 1953 was 45, and 68 in 2004.

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