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Gauck Family History

Gauck Name Meaning

perhaps, as Bahlow suggests, from the Frisian personal names Jeuck or Geuken. in the south a nickname for a silly person, a fool, from Middle High German gouch.

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


Similar surnames: Gauch, Gluck, Tack, Guck, Lauck, Fluck, Muck, Gieck, Gacke, Kauk

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Where is the Gauck family from?

You can see how Gauck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gauck family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gauck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Gauck families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Gauck's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Gauck families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gauck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gauck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gauck. 34% of Gauck men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gauck women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gauck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauck 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 299 immigration records available for the last name Gauck. 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 246 military records available for the last name Gauck. For the veterans among your Gauck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gauck lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gauck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gauck in 1950 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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