Gurnett Family History

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Gurnett Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gurnard, gurnade ‘gurnard’, ‘gurnet’, a marine fish with a large spiny head, mailed cheeks, and three pectoral rays (genus Trigla), possibly named from French grognard ‘grumbler’, on account of the grunting noise it makes.

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

Similar surnames: Garnett, Gunnett, Arnett, Dunnett, Burnett, Burgett, Gannett, Burkett

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Gurnett Family Origin

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Gurnett Family Occupations

What did your Gurnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gurnett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gurnett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gurnett family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gurnett.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Gurnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gurnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gurnett 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 509 immigration records available for the last name Gurnett. 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 838 military records available for the last name Gurnett. For the veterans among your Gurnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gurnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Gurnett lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gurnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gurnett in 1962 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

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