Gentleman Family History

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Gentleman Name Meaning

English: status name for a man of good birth (see Gentle). Translation of any of the various equivalents of 1 in other languages, for example Italian Gentiluomo or French Gentilhomme.

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


Similar surnames: Guthman, Goleman, Guterman, Needleman, Gentle, Gellman, Gentles

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Gentleman Family Origin

Where is the Gentleman family from?

Gentleman Family Occupations

What did your Gentleman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agent, Coachman and Dry Goods Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentleman. The most common Gentleman occupation in Canada was Agent. 20% of Gentleman's were Agents. A less common occupation for the Gentleman family was Farmer.

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  • Agent

    20%
  • Coachman

    20%
  • Dry Goods Clerk

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gentleman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gentleman Historical Records

What Gentleman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gentleman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentleman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gentleman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gentleman. For the veterans among your Gentleman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentleman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentleman lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Gentleman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gentleman in 1965 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentleman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentleman 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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