Gower Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): regional name for someone from the district north of Paris known in Old French as Gohiere. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Gouy (from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum), with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French suffix -er. English: from a Norman personal name, Go(h)ier, cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder. Welsh: from the peninsula in southern Wales, of which the Welsh name is Gwyr. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Gauer.

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


Similar surnames: Power, Bower, Tower, Goyer, Lower, Mower, Dower, Gomer, Comer, Hower

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Gower Family Origin

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Gower Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    15%
  • Cooper

    12%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    12%

In 1881, the most common Gower occupation in Canada was Labourer. 15% of Gower's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gower family was Laborer. Labourer, Cooper and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gower.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Gower life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gower in 1948 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gower

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