Gaw Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McGaw, which is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ádhaimh ‘son of Adam’. German: variant (old) spelling of Gau.

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


Similar surnames: Yaw, Daw, Gay, Gaa, Faw, Gau, Gean, Bow, Bar, Graw

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Gaw Family Origin

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Gaw Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gaw's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gaw family was Clerk In Store. Farmer, Laborer and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaw.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Works On Farm

    5%
  • Clerk In Store

    4%

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Gaw Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gaw. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaw. For the veterans among your Gaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaw Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gaw in 1940 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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