Gowdy Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Goldie. Possibly an Americanized spelling of Gaude, an eastern German name under Slavic influence, or of German Gaudig, a nickname for a waster, from Middle High German giudec ‘wasteful’.

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


Similar surnames: Goody, Gowder, Goldy, Dowdy, Body, Good, Goede, Mowdy, Gordy, Yordy

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Gowdy Family Origin

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Gowdy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farm Lab

    10%
  • Sawyer

    10%
  • Scholar

    10%

In 1881, Farmer, Farm Lab and Sawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gowdy. A less common occupation for the Gowdy family was Scholar. The most common Gowdy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Gowdy's were Farmers.

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Gowdy Historical Records

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Gowdy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Gowdy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gowdy in 1957 was 53, and 66 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gowdy

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