Gamble Family History

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Gamble Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse byname Gamall meaning ‘old’, which was occasionally used in North England during the Middle Ages as a personal name. Altered spelling of German Gambel.

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

Similar surnames: Gable, Game, Womble, Galle, Kemble, Kimble, Garbe, Hambly, Humble

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Gamble Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gamble name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gamble. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Gamble Family Origin

Where is the Gamble family from?

Gamble Family Occupations

What did your Gamble ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gamble occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Gamble's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gamble. A less common occupation for the Gamble family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Gamble Historical Records

What Gamble family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 217,000 census records available for the last name Gamble. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamble 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Gamble. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Gamble. For the veterans among your Gamble ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gamble Life Expectancy

What is the average Gamble lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gamble life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gamble in 1941 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gamble

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gamble 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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