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Gatt Name Meaning

Scottish (Aberdeenshire): variant of Galt . An alternative derivation from Older Scots gate gait gaet get(t) (Old Norse gata) ‘way road path; street’ (see Gates ) is theoretically possible but there is no evidence to link this to any of the historical bearers of the name in the British Isles. South German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed from the same root as the Middle High German word gate ‘companion compatible person’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gatz, Gott, Hatt, Gant, Gast, Gath, Batt, Watt, Catt, Matt

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Where is the Gatt family from?

You can see how Gatt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gatt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gatt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gatt families living in Kentucky. This was about 22% of all the recorded Gatt's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Gatt families in 1840.
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What did your Gatt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gatt. 22% of Gatt men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Gatt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gatt were Machinist and Seamstress. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gatt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gatt. For the veterans among your Gatt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gatt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gatt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gatt in 1962 was 58, and 66 in 2004.

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