Gault Name Meaning

English: nickname from the wild boar, Middle English galte, gaute, gault (Old Norse goltr). Wild boars were common in the British Isles from the earliest times, and became extinct only with the clearing of the large tracts of forest which formerly covered the country; hunting them was a favorite pastime in the Middle Ages. French: from Germanic walþu- ‘wood’, ‘forest’; a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a wood, or a habitational name for someone from any of the places named with this word, for example Le Gault in Loir-et-Cher, Marne, and Eure-et-Loir.

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


Similar surnames: Sault, Gaunt, Bault, Gal, Gast, Saul, Dault, Gall, Hult, Garl

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Gault Family Origin

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Gault Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Fisherman, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gault. A less common occupation for the Gault family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Gault occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 9% of Gault's were Fishermans.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Gault life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gault in 1948 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gault

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