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Southgate Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Norfolk, so named from Old English suð ‘south’ + geat ‘gate’; the village was situated near the southern entrance to a large enclosed medieval forest. The place of this name formerly in Middlesex, now part of Greater London, may also have constributed to the surname. topographic name for someone who lived near the south gate of a medieval walled city or other enclosed place.

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


Similar surnames: Westgate, Southwood, Southam, Southall, Southworth, Tungate

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Southgate Family Origin

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Southgate Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Butcher

    20%
  • Plasterer

    20%
  • Salesman

    20%

In 1881, Farmer, Butcher and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Southgate. The most common Southgate occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Southgate's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Southgate family was Salesman.

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Southgate Historical Records

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Southgate Life Expectancy

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