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Gupta Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu (Bania) and Jain name, from Sanskrit gupta ‘secret’, ‘protected’. This is a well-known name of ancient India; the two greatest empires of ancient northern India were both founded by persons named Chandragupta (see also Chandra). The founder of the Maurya empire in the 4th century bc was Chandragupta Maurya. In the 4th century ad, the Gupta empire was founded by another Chandragupta, and a long line of Gupta kings ruled India for about 200 years.

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

Similar surnames: Guppy, Guha, Lupia, Huhta, Gucwa, Gura, Gust, Guida, Gaeta, Butta

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Where is the Gupta family from?

You can see how Gupta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gupta family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Gupta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Gupta families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Gupta's in the USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Gupta families in 1920.
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What did your Gupta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, News Dealer was the top reported job for people in the US named Gupta. .

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • News Dealer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gupta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gupta 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 Gupta. 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 328 military records available for the last name Gupta. For the veterans among your Gupta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gupta lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gupta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gupta in 1951 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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