Gaunt Family History

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Gaunt Name Meaning

habitational name from Ghent in Flanders, from which many wool workers and other skilled craftsmen migrated to England in the early Middle Ages. The surname is found most commonly in West Yorkshire, around Leeds. The Flemish place name is first recorded in Latin documents as Gandi and Gandavum; it is apparently of Celtic origin, but of uncertain meaning. from a nickname from Middle English gaunt ‘thin’, ‘wasted’, ‘haggard’ (of uncertain, possibly Scandinavian, origin). variant of Gant.

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

Similar surnames: Gant, Gault, Gent, Daunt, Glunt, Bunt, Gauna, Baust, Sant, Baune

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Gaunt Family Origin

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Gaunt Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gaunt. 47% of Gaunt men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Gaunt women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaunt were Painter and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Journalier
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Teacher

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

Gaunt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Gaunt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaunt 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaunt. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Gaunt. For the veterans among your Gaunt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaunt Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gaunt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gaunt in 1941 was 50, and 71 in 2004.

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