Gaither Family History

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Gaither Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English gaytere ‘goatherd’, an agent derivative of Middle English gayte ‘goat’ (a northern spelling of Old English gat, or from the related Old Norse word geit).

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

Similar surnames: Ganter, Gaiser, Bither, Smither, Gartner, Raiter, Gritter, Geitner

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Gaither Family Origin

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Gaither Family Occupations

What did your Gaither ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaither. 19% of Gaither men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Gaither women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaither were Farm Laborer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gaither Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Gaither. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaither 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaither. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Gaither. For the veterans among your Gaither ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaither Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gaither life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gaither in 1943 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaither

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaither ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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