Gaus Family History

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Gaus Name Meaning

from Middle Low German gos, gus ‘goose’ (or Bavarian and Alemannic gaus), a nickname for a foolish person or metonymic occupational name for a breeder of geese. from a short form of an old personal name formed with Old High German gawi ‘fertile region’, ‘district’.

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

Similar surnames: Gans, Goos, Haus, Naus, Gau, Lau, Raus, Gause, Paus, Gaul

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Gaus Family Origin

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Gaus Family Occupations

What did your Gaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaus. The most common Gaus occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 11% of Gaus's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Gaus family was Tailor.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Tailor


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Gaus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gaus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaus 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 Gaus. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gaus. For the veterans among your Gaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaus Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gaus in 1953 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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