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Guth Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from modern German and Yiddish gut, Middle High German guot ‘good’ or ‘capable’. This may be a nickname, but in the Middle Ages the term also denoted a freeman or a vassal of noble birth, and the surname may be a status name from this sense. As a Jewish surname it is often ornamental. Compare Gutman.

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

Similar surnames: Huth, Ruth, Gute, Muth, Gath, Gut, Goth, Gutt, Meth, Gluth

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Where is the Guth family from?

You can see how Guth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Guth families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Guth's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Guth families in 1840.
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What did your Guth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guth. 18% of Guth men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Guth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guth were Clerk and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Guth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guth 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Guth. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Guth. For the veterans among your Guth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Guth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guth in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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