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Gazda Name Meaning

Polish, Slovak, and Czech (Moravian): occupational name from the vocabulary word gazda ‘highland farmer’, ‘uplander’. Hungarian: status name from the vocabulary word gazda ‘farmer’, in particular a relatively well-off smallholder. The word is of Slavic origin, as in 1 above, but the meaning in Hungarian is different.

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


Similar surnames: Gajda, Vajda, Gaida, Gaba, Rada, Goda, Maza, Gala, Anda, Kanda

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Where is the Gazda family from?

You can see how Gazda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gazda family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 18 Gazda families living in Massachusetts. This was about 17% of all the recorded Gazda's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Gazda families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gazda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gazda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gazda. 36% of Gazda men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Gazda women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gazda were Machinist and New Worker.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Labor
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Assembler
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gazda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gazda census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gazda. 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 Cards

There are 693 military records available for the last name Gazda. For the veterans among your Gazda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gazda lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gazda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gazda in 1945 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

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