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Gustavsson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Gustav which is most likely of Slavic origin a derivative of the name Gostislav ‘glorious guest’ a compound of Old Slavic gostь ‘guest’ + the element slav ‘glory’ or ‘famous’ (from Old Slavic slava ‘glory’). Alternatively the name could be of Old Swedish origin possibly derived from the Old Norse elements Gotar ‘Goths’ and stafr ‘staff’ hence meaning ‘staff of the Goths’. The name Gustav has been borne by eight kings of Sweden. Compare Gustafsson and Gustavson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gustavson, Gustaveson, Gustafsson, Gustafson, Gustason, Gustavsen

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Where is the Gustavsson family from?

You can see how Gustavsson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gustavsson family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gustavsson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Gustavsson family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Gustavsson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Gustavsson families in 1911.
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What did your Gustavsson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gustavsson. 100% of Gustavsson men worked as a Painter. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Painter
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There are 333 census records available for the last name Gustavsson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gustavsson 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

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There are 36 military records available for the last name Gustavsson. For the veterans among your Gustavsson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gustavsson lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Gustavsson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gustavsson in 1963 was 56, and 41 in 2003.

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