Gatewood Family History

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Gatewood Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin. There are places called Gate Wood End, South Yorkshire, Gatewood Hill, Hampshire, and Gatewood House Farm, Leicestershire. The first is named from an Old Norse geyt ‘rushing stream or spring’; the second is from Old English gat ‘goat’; the etymology of the Leicestershire place name is not known.

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

Similar surnames: Gatwood, Garwood, Watwood, Haywood, Hazelwood, Eastwood, Hagwood

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Gatewood Family Origin

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Gatewood Family Occupations

What did your Gatewood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Baker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gatewood. 20% of Gatewood men worked as a Baker and 40% of Gatewood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gatewood were Prison Officer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Baker
  • Brick general Labourer
  • Foreman Printer
  • Prison Officer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Home Duties
  • Maud Woman
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gatewood Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Gatewood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gatewood 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 Gatewood. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gatewood. For the veterans among your Gatewood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gatewood Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gatewood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gatewood in 1943 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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