Gottschalk Family History

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Gottschalk Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): from a medieval personal name composed of Middle High German got ‘God’ (Old High German got) + scalh ‘servant’, ‘serf’ (Old High German scalc).

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

Similar surnames: Gotthelf, Rothschild, Schalk, Gottwald, Ritschel, Gottschall, Gosch

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Gottschalk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gottschalk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gottschalk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Gottschalk Family Origin

Where is the Gottschalk family from?

Gottschalk Family Occupations

What did your Gottschalk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gottschalk family was Lawyer. The most common Gottschalk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Gottschalk's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gottschalk.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Lawyer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gottschalk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gottschalk Historical Records

What Gottschalk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Gottschalk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gottschalk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gottschalk. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Gottschalk. For the veterans among your Gottschalk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gottschalk Life Expectancy

What is the average Gottschalk lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gottschalk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gottschalk in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gottschalk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gottschalk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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