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Gonthier Family History

Gonthier Name Meaning

French and Swiss French: from the Old French personal name Gontier, composed of the Germanic elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Compare Gunter.

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


Similar surnames: Gunter, Gauthier, Lanthier, Rother, Authier, Pothier, Routhier

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Where is the Gonthier family from?

You can see how Gonthier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gonthier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gonthier families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 5 Gonthier families living in Louisiana. This was about 71% of all the recorded Gonthier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gonthier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gonthier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gonthier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gonthier. 27% of Gonthier men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    27%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Weaver
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    100%
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What Gonthier family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gonthier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gonthier 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 463 immigration records available for the last name Gonthier. 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 237 military records available for the last name Gonthier. For the veterans among your Gonthier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gonthier lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Gonthier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gonthier in 1960 was 52, and 28 in 2004.

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