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Gautier Name Meaning

French: variant of Gauthier. In this spelling, the name has been established in both Italy (Turin) and Germany (Brunswick) since about 1700.

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

Similar surnames: Gauthier, Lausier, Ganter, Gottier, Wattier, Garnier, Mauter, Sauter

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Where is the Gautier family from?

You can see how Gautier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gautier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gautier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 14 Gautier families living in Louisiana. This was about 70% of all the recorded Gautier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gautier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gautier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gautier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gautier. 19% of Gautier men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Gautier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gautier were Clerk and Assistant Manager.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Cook
  • Waitress
  • Assistant Manager
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gautier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gautier 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gautier. 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 Gautier. For the veterans among your Gautier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gautier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gautier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gautier in 1954 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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