Gift Family History

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Gift Name Meaning

English: possibly from the vocabulary word gift used as a personal name, in the sense ‘gift of God’, with reference to a child. Compare Theodore. However, the name is most common in Cornwall and may be of Cornish origin. German: unexplained. Apparently an unflattering nickname meaning ‘poison’.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Gitt, Gent, Grist, Tuft, Eidt, Gust, Gast, Witt, Giro

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Gift Family Origin

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Gift Family Occupations

What did your Gift ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gift occupation in the UK was Compositors Widow Now Laundress. 50% of Gift's were Compositors Widow Now Laundresss. Compositors Widow Now Laundress and Dressmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gift.

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  • Compositors Widow Now Laundress

    50%
  • Dressmaker

    50%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gift ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gift Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gift. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gift 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gift. 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 Gift. For the veterans among your Gift ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gift Life Expectancy

What is the average Gift lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gift in 1947 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gift

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gift ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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