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Gawthrop Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from any of several places in Yorkshire and Lancashire called Gawthorpe or Gowthorpe all of which are named from Old Norse gaukr ‘cuckoo’ + thorp ‘enclosure’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Gawthrop family from?

You can see how Gawthrop families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gawthrop family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gawthrop families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Gawthrop families living in Virginia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Gawthrop's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Gawthrop families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gawthrop surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gawthrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gawthrop. 27% of Gawthrop men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Gawthrop women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gawthrop were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    27%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 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 Lists

There are 477 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 Cards

There are 749 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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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.

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