Gault Family History

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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

What did your Gault ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Labourer Assisting Father and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gault. 34% of Gault men worked as an Agricultural Labourer Assisting Father and 87% of Gault women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gault were Agricultural Labourer and General Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agricultural Labourer Assisting Father
  • Funeral Director (on Own Account)
  • Agricultural Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • General Domestic

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

Gault Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gault. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Gault. For the veterans among your Gault ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gault Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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