Gatens Family History

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Gatens Name Meaning

Irish: probably a variant of Gaitens, Gattins, Donegal variants of McGettigan.

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


Similar surnames: Givens, Gately, Goates, Gagen, Waters, Akens, Garen, Galen, Gapen

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Gatens Family Origin

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Gatens Family Occupations

What did your Gatens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gatens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Gatens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gatens family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gatens.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Coal Miner

    6%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gatens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gatens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gatens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatens 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gatens. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gatens. For the veterans among your Gatens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gatens Life Expectancy

What is the average Gatens lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gatens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gatens in 1959 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gatens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gatens 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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