History of your Surname
Get access to Gaymon family records.Start a free trial

Gaymon Family History

Gaymon Name Meaning

French: from pet form of Gaimo, a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gaid ‘point of a spear’+ a second element beginning with m- (for examples, see Gayman). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gehmann (see Gehman). This name is concentrated in SC.

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


Similar surnames: Gayman, Gayton, Salmon, Guymon, Daymon, Gammon, Mayon, Hayman, Gaynor

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Gaymon family from?

You can see how Gaymon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gaymon family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gaymon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Gaymon families living in Quebec. This was about 65% of all the recorded Gaymon's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gaymon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gaymon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gaymon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gaymon. 49% of Gaymon men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Gaymon women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaymon were Janitor and Cook. .

View Census Data for Gaymon | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    49%
  • Farmer
    32%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Janitor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Cook
    11%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Gaymon family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gaymon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaymon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Gaymon

Passenger Lists

There are 96 immigration records available for the last name Gaymon. 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.

View all Gaymon immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 313 military records available for the last name Gaymon. For the veterans among your Gaymon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gaymon military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gaymon family history

Discover More

What is the average Gaymon lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gaymon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gaymon in 1947 was 32, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaymon

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Gaymon family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial