Gamache Family History

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Gamache Name Meaning

French: habitational name from places in Eure and Somme called Gamaches, first recorded in the 8th century as Gannapio and Gammapium respectively. The place names are of uncertain origin; one suggestion is that they may have been named with the Celtic elements cam ‘bent’, ‘winding’ + apia ‘water’.

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

Similar surnames: Gamage, Tache, Lamothe, Laroche, Lamarre, Palace, Lamarche, Ramalho

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Gamache Family Origin

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Gamache Family Occupations

What did your Gamache ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gamache. A less common occupation for the Gamache family was Keeping House. The most common Gamache occupation in the USA was Laborer. 34% of Gamache's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Gamache Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Gamache. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamache 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gamache. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gamache. For the veterans among your Gamache ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gamache Life Expectancy

What is the average Gamache lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gamache life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gamache in 1945 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gamache

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gamache 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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