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Gothard Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of goats, Middle English gotherde, from Old English gat ‘goat’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’. German: from a personal name composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Gossard, Goddard, Gotham, Bouchard, Gotter, Goshert, Elhard, Grimard

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Where is the Gothard family from?

You can see how Gothard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gothard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gothard families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Gothard families living in Tennessee. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gothard's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Gothard families in 1840.
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What did your Gothard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gothard. 23% of Gothard men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Gothard women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gothard were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Operator
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gothard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gothard 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 Gothard. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gothard. For the veterans among your Gothard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gothard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gothard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gothard in 1945 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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