Gathman Family History

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Gathman Name Meaning

German (Gathmann): topographic name for someone who lived in a street or alley, from Middle Low German gate ‘street’, ‘alley’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Kathman, Guthman, Rothman, Rethman, Gohman, Oatman, Rathmann, Rahman

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Gathman Family Origin

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Gathman Family Occupations

What did your Gathman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gathman family was Hotelkeeper. Farmer, Farmes and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gathman. The most common Gathman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Gathman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmes

  • Grocer

  • Hotelkeeper


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

Gathman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gathman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gathman 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 294 immigration records available for the last name Gathman. 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 233 military records available for the last name Gathman. For the veterans among your Gathman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gathman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gathman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gathman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gathman in 1945 was 48, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gathman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gathman 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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