Gaw Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McGaw, which is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ádhaimh ‘son of Adam’. German: variant (old) spelling of Gau.

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


Similar surnames: Yaw, Daw, Gay, Gaa, Faw, Gau, Gean, Bow, Bar, Graw

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Gaw Family Origin

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Gaw Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Carriage Maker

    9%
  • Cultivateur

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Carriage Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaw. A less common occupation for the Gaw family was Cultivateur. The most common Gaw occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Gaw's were Farmers.

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Gaw Historical Records

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Gaw Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Gaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gaw in 1940 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaw

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