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Gentleman Name Meaning

English: status name for a man of good birth (see Gentle). Translation of any of the various equivalents of 1 in other languages, for example Italian Gentiluomo or French Gentilhomme.

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


Similar surnames: Guthman, Goleman, Guterman, Needleman, Gentle, Gellman, Gentles

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Where is the Gentleman family from?

You can see how Gentleman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gentleman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gentleman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Gentleman families living in New Hampshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gentleman's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Gentleman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gentleman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gentleman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gentleman. 29% of Gentleman men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Gentleman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gentleman were New Worker and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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What Gentleman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gentleman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentleman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gentleman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gentleman. For the veterans among your Gentleman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gentleman lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Gentleman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gentleman in 1965 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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