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Southgate Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + geat ‘gate’; the village was situated near the southern entrance to a large enclosed medieval forest. The place of this name formerly in Middlesex, now part of Greater London, may also have constributed to the surname. topographic name for someone who lived near the south gate of a medieval walled city or other enclosed place.

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


Similar surnames: Westgate, Southwood, Southam, Southall, Southworth, Tungate

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Southgate Family Origin

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Southgate Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Southgate family was Laborer. The most common Southgate occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Southgate's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Clergyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Southgate.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Clergyman

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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Southgate Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Southgate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Southgate 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Southgate. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Southgate. For the veterans among your Southgate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Southgate Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Southgate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Southgate in 1962 was 74, and 76 in 2003.

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