Gaynor Family History

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Gaynor Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhionnbhairr ‘son of Fionnbharr’, a personal name composed of fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ + barr ‘top’, ‘head’. Welsh and English: from the female personal name Gaenor (a form of Welsh Gwenhwyfar, a compound of gwen ‘fair’, ‘white’ + (g)wyf ‘smooth’, ‘yielding’ + fawr ‘large’. This was the name of King Arthur’s queen Guinevere).

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

Similar surnames: Gannon, Maynor, Garner, Rayner, Gaymon, Gayton, Mayor, Gabor, Naylor

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Gaynor Family Origin

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Gaynor Family Occupations

What did your Gaynor ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gaynor. 22% of Gaynor men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gaynor women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaynor were Clerk and Clerickal

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Journalier
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerickal

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

Gaynor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Gaynor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaynor 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 Gaynor. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gaynor. For the veterans among your Gaynor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaynor Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaynor lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gaynor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaynor in 1948 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaynor 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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