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Gatling Name Meaning

English: variant of Gatlin. Possibly a respelling of German Gättling (see Gatlin 2).

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


Similar surnames: Gatlin, Watling, Halling, Arling, Matlin, Alling, Harling, Gosling

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Where is the Gatling family from?

You can see how Gatling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gatling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gatling families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Gatling families living in North Carolina. This was about 73% of all the recorded Gatling's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Gatling families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gatling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gatling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gatling. 34% of Gatling men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Gatling women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gatling were Farm Laborer and Laundress.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Laundress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gatling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatling 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Gatling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gatling. For the veterans among your Gatling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gatling lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gatling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gatling in 1960 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

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