Gause Family History

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Gause Name Meaning

of Old Prussian origin; unexplained. from Czech-Sorbian hus ‘goose’, probably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a goose farmer. possibly also a habitational name for someone from Gaussig near Bautzen.

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

Similar surnames: Sause, Gaus, Guse, Gans, Vause, Gage, Halse, Gase, Gast, Causey

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Gause Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gause name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gause. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Gause Family Origin

Where is the Gause family from?

Gause Family Occupations

What did your Gause ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gause family was Farming. The most common Gause occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Gause's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gause.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Gause Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gause. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gause 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 988 immigration records available for the last name Gause. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gause. For the veterans among your Gause ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gause Life Expectancy

What is the average Gause lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gause life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Gause in 1948 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gause 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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