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Gundlach Family History

Gundlach Name Meaning

German: from an ancient Germanic personal name a compound of gund ‘battle’ + lach ‘jousting jumping in battle’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gundling, Gerlach, Gundry, Gundel, Gundy, Goldrich, Gunsch, Gehlbach

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Where is the Gundlach family from?

You can see how Gundlach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gundlach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gundlach families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 72 Gundlach families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Gundlach's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gundlach families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gundlach surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gundlach ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gundlach. 20% of Gundlach men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Gundlach women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gundlach were Painter and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gundlach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gundlach 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gundlach. 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 Gundlach. For the veterans among your Gundlach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gundlach lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gundlach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gundlach in 1942 was 31, and 80 in 2004.

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