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Gawford Family History

Gawford 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: Galford, Gafford, Gifford, Walford, Radford, Harford, Pafford

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Where is the Gawford family from?

You can see how Gawford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gawford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Gawford families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there was 1 Gawford family living in Hampshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Gawford's in United Kingdom. Hampshire had the highest population of Gawford families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gawford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gawford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Painter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gawford. 100% of Gawford men worked as a Painter and 100% of Gawford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Painter
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 121 census records available for the last name Gawford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gawford 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 39 immigration records available for the last name Gawford. 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 5 military records available for the last name Gawford. For the veterans among your Gawford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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