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Gawf Family History

Gawf Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Gaff, Gaw, Gall, Gale, Graf, Gal, Hawk, Maw, Gant, Gay

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Where is the Gawf family from?

You can see how Gawf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gawf family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Gawf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Gawf families living in Tennessee. This was 100% of all the recorded Gawf's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Gawf families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gawf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gawf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gawf. 100% of Gawf men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 282 census records available for the last name Gawf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gawf 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 16 immigration records available for the last name Gawf. 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 45 military records available for the last name Gawf. For the veterans among your Gawf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gawf lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Gawf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gawf in 1965 was 90, and 75 in 2004.

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