Gaunt Name Meaning

habitational name from Ghent in Flanders, from which many wool workers and other skilled craftsmen migrated to England in the early Middle Ages. The surname is found most commonly in West Yorkshire, around Leeds. The Flemish place name is first recorded in Latin documents as Gandi and Gandavum; it is apparently of Celtic origin, but of uncertain meaning. from a nickname from Middle English gaunt ‘thin’, ‘wasted’, ‘haggard’ (of uncertain, possibly Scandinavian, origin). variant of Gant.

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

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Gaunt Family Origin

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Gaunt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Gaunt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gaunt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaunt. A less common occupation for the Gaunt family was Farming.

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Gaunt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Gaunt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gaunt in 1941 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaunt

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