Gathers Family History

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Gathers Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of North German Gather, a habitational name for someone from either of two places called Gath (near Krefeld and in Schleswig).

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

Similar surnames: Rather, Cathers, Gates, Cather, Athens, Waters, Garbers, Watters

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Gathers Family Origin

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Gathers Family Occupations

What did your Gathers ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Ball Bearing Inspector and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gathers. 15% of Gathers men worked as a Ball Bearing Inspector and 29% of Gathers women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gathers were Insurance Agent and Shorthand Typist Sales

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Ball Bearing Inspector
  • Capt Royal Artery
  • General Farm Labourer
  • Insurance Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cashier Clerk
  • Manageress Grocery
  • Shorthand Typist Sales

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

Gathers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gathers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gathers 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 138 immigration records available for the last name Gathers. 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 Gathers. For the veterans among your Gathers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gathers Life Expectancy

What is the average Gathers lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gathers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gathers in 1952 was 69, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gathers

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