Gottwald Family History

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Gottwald Name Meaning

Eastern German: from a medieval personal name composed of the elements got ‘God’ or god ‘good’ + walt(an) ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Ostwald, Gothard, Oswald, Gottfried, Gottman, Gotter, Ewald, Reinwald

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Gottwald Family Origin

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Gottwald Family Occupations

What did your Gottwald ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gottwald family was Butcher. Farmer, Barber and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gottwald. The most common Gottwald occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Gottwald's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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

Gottwald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gottwald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gottwald 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gottwald. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gottwald. For the veterans among your Gottwald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gottwald Life Expectancy

What is the average Gottwald lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gottwald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gottwald in 1955 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gottwald

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gottwald 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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