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Gowder Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Gauder, a nickname for a braggart or wastrel, from an agent derivative of Middle High German giuden ‘to brag or squander’.

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


Similar surnames: Loder, Sowder, Mowder, Lowder, Gower, Molder, Norder, Bowser, Goldner

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Gowder Family Origin

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Gowder Family Occupations

What did your Gowder ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gowder occupation in Canada was Labourer. 67% of Gowder's were Labourers. Labourer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gowder.

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  • Labourer

    67%
  • Farmer

    33%

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

Gowder Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gowder Life Expectancy

What is the average Gowder lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gowder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gowder in 1954 was 37, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gowder 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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