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Gonzaga Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from a place so named in Mantua, Italy; this was the home of the ruling family of Mantua for almost four centuries, whose most famous son was St. Louis Gonzaga.

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

Similar surnames: Fontana, Gongora, Gandara, Moncada, Novara, Monge, Gorga, Montagna

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Where is the Gonzaga family from?

You can see how Gonzaga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gonzaga family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Gonzaga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Gonzaga families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gonzaga's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gonzaga families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gonzaga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gonzaga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gonzaga. 60% of Gonzaga 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
  • Cargador

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gonzaga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gonzaga 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 Gonzaga. 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 175 military records available for the last name Gonzaga. For the veterans among your Gonzaga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gonzaga lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gonzaga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gonzaga in 1945 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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