Gwaltney Family History

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Gwaltney Name Meaning

Anglicized form of the Welsh family name Gwalchmai, which is from the Welsh personal name Gwalchmai ‘hawk of the plain’.

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


Similar surnames: Hartney, Walter, Gwartney, Walkley, Graney, Gaffney, Partney, Galley

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Gwaltney Family Origin

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Gwaltney Family Occupations

What did your Gwaltney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gwaltney. The most common Gwaltney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Gwaltney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gwaltney family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Gwaltney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gwaltney Life Expectancy

What is the average Gwaltney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gwaltney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gwaltney in 1945 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gwaltney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gwaltney 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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