Gauthier Family History

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Gauthier Name Meaning

French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wald ‘rule’ + hari, heri ‘army’ (see Walter). This name is also found in Switzerland and may have been brought to the U.S. from there.

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


Similar surnames: Authier, Gonthier, Lanthier, Garnier, Gautier, Duthie, Mathie, Garthe

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Gauthier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gauthier name?

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

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  • France

    35%

  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Gauthier Family Origin

Where is the Gauthier family from?

Gauthier Family Occupations

What did your Gauthier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gauthier family was Carpenter. The most common Gauthier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Gauthier's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gauthier.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    23%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gauthier ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gauthier Historical Records

What Gauthier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 173,000 census records available for the last name Gauthier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gauthier 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Gauthier. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Gauthier. For the veterans among your Gauthier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gauthier Life Expectancy

What is the average Gauthier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gauthier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gauthier in 1941 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gauthier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gauthier 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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