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Gascoigne Name Meaning

English: from Old French Gascogne ‘Gascony’, hence a regional name. The name of the region derives from that of the Basques, who are found close by and formerly extended into this region as well; they are first named in Roman sources as Vascones, but the original meaning of the name, derived from a root eusk- in the non-Indo-European language that they still speak today, is completely obscure. By the Middle Ages the Basques had been displaced from most of Gascony by speakers of Gascon (a dialect of Occitan, related to French), who were proverbial for their boastfulness. In the 11th century Gascony united with Aquitaine and was thus held by England between 1154 and 1453. See Gascon.

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


Similar surnames: Gascon, Lavigne, Ashline, Aucoin, Racine, Chicoine, Garzone, Casciano

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Gascoigne Family Origin

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Gascoigne Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Gascoigne occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 16% of Gascoigne's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Gascoigne family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Blacksmith and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gascoigne.

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  • Coal Miner

    16%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

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Gascoigne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gascoigne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gascoigne 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 Gascoigne. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gascoigne. For the veterans among your Gascoigne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gascoigne Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gascoigne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gascoigne in 1956 was 57, and 96 in 2004.

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