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Gatewood Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. There are places called Gate Wood End, South Yorkshire, Gatewood Hill, Hampshire, and Gatewood House Farm, Leicestershire. The first is named from an Old Norse geyt ‘rushing stream or spring’; the second is from Old English gat ‘goat’; the etymology of the Leicestershire place name is not known.

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


Similar surnames: Gatwood, Garwood, Watwood, Haywood, Hazelwood, Eastwood, Hagwood

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Gatewood Family Origin

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Gatewood Family Occupations

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In 1881, Cook and Music Teacher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gatewood. The most common Gatewood occupation in Canada was Cook. 50% of Gatewood's were Cooks.

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  • Cook

    50%
  • Music Teacher

    50%

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Gatewood Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gatewood Life Expectancy

What is the average Gatewood lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gatewood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gatewood in 1943 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gatewood 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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