Gaw Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McGaw, which is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Ádhaimh ‘son of Adam’. German: variant (old) spelling of Gau.

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

Similar surnames: Yaw, Daw, Gay, Gaa, Faw, Gau, Gean, Bow, Bar, Graw

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Gaw Family Origin

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Gaw Family Occupations

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In 1881, Coal Miner, Gardener and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaw. The most common Gaw occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Gaw's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Gaw family was Ag Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Gardener

  • Labourer

  • Ag Labourer


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Gaw Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Gaw Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gaw in 1940 was 32, and 70 in 2004.

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