Gift Name Meaning

English: possibly from the vocabulary word gift used as a personal name, in the sense ‘gift of God’, with reference to a child. Compare Theodore. However, the name is most common in Cornwall and may be of Cornish origin. German: unexplained. Apparently an unflattering nickname meaning ‘poison’.

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

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Gift Family Origin

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Gift Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gift. The most common Gift occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Gift's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gift family was Keeping House.

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Gift Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Gift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gift in 1947 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gift

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