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Gadow Surname Meaning

East German: habitational name from any of the places so named in Mecklenburg and Brandenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Galow, Rakow, Kadow, Jagow, Sydow, Glasow, Grabow, Cahow, Bandow

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Where is the Gadow family from?

You can see how Gadow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gadow family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gadow families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Gadow family living in Caernarvonshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gadow's in United Kingdom. Caernarvonshire and 2 other counties had the highest population of Gadow families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gadow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gadow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gadow. 42% of Gadow men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gadow women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gadow were Mechanic and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gadow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gadow 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Gadow. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gadow. For the veterans among your Gadow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gadow lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gadow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gadow in 1962 was 78, and 72 in 2004.

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