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Gauss Family History

Gauss Name Meaning

German: variant of Gaus.

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

Similar surnames: Mauss, Guss, Nauss, Fauss, Gass, Gaus, Hauss, Gruss, Tuss, Sass

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Where is the Gauss family from?

You can see how Gauss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gauss family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Gauss families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Gauss families living in New York. This was about 45% of all the recorded Gauss's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Gauss families in 1840.
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What did your Gauss ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gauss. 15% of Gauss men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Gauss women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gauss were Clerk and Laborer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Cook
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gauss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauss 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gauss. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gauss. For the veterans among your Gauss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gauss lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gauss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gauss in 1953 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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