Gudger Family History

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Gudger Name Meaning

English: variant form of Goodyear. German: altered form of the South German and Swiss family name Gutjahr, nickname from a New Year’s greeting, ‘Good year’.

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

Similar surnames: Guyer, Gubser, Puder, Burger, Dugger, Buder, Gubler, Auger, Bunger

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Gudger Family Origin

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Gudger Family Occupations

What did your Gudger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gudger family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gudger. The most common Gudger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Gudger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gudger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gudger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gudger 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 246 immigration records available for the last name Gudger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gudger. For the veterans among your Gudger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gudger Life Expectancy

What is the average Gudger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gudger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gudger in 1945 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gudger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gudger 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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