Gawthrop Family History

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Gawthrop Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places in West Yorkshire called Gawthrop or Gawthorpe, all of which are named from Old Norse gaukr ‘cuckoo’ + þorp ‘enclosure’ (see Thorpe).

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


Similar surnames: Lathrop, Winthrop, Lothrop, Balthrop, Harrop, Lawton, Garton, Holtrop

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Gawthrop Family Origin

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Gawthrop Family Occupations

What did your Gawthrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gawthrop occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Gawthrop's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Plumber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gawthrop. A less common occupation for the Gawthrop family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Plumber

    6%
  • Shoemaker

    6%

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

Gawthrop Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gawthrop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gawthrop 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gawthrop. 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 Gawthrop. For the veterans among your Gawthrop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gawthrop Life Expectancy

What is the average Gawthrop lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gawthrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gawthrop in 1952 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gawthrop

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gawthrop 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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