Gault Family History

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Gault Name Meaning

English: nickname from the wild boar, Middle English galte, gaute, gault (Old Norse goltr). Wild boars were common in the British Isles from the earliest times, and became extinct only with the clearing of the large tracts of forest which formerly covered the country; hunting them was a favorite pastime in the Middle Ages. French: from Germanic walþu- ‘wood’, ‘forest’; a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a wood, or a habitational name for someone from any of the places named with this word, for example Le Gault in Loir-et-Cher, Marne, and Eure-et-Loir.

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


Similar surnames: Sault, Gaunt, Bault, Gal, Gast, Saul, Dault, Gall, Hult, Garl

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Gault Family Origin

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Gault Family Occupations

What did your Gault ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gault. The most common Gault occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gault's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gault family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Gault Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gault. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gault 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gault. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gault. For the veterans among your Gault ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gault Life Expectancy

What is the average Gault lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gault life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gault in 1948 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gault 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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