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Gaul Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall 1. German: nickname for a unmannered person, from Middle Low German gul ‘horse’, ‘workhorse’, ‘stallion’.

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


Similar surnames: Gall, Gaus, Daul, Faul, Aul, Maul, Garl, Gau, Gail, Gal

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Where is the Gaul family from?

You can see how Gaul families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaul family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaul families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Gaul families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 52% of all the recorded Gaul's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gaul families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaul surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaul ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaul. 18% of Gaul men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Gaul women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaul were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Gaul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaul 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaul. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gaul. For the veterans among your Gaul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gaul lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gaul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gaul in 1947 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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