Gothard Family History

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Gothard Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of goats, Middle English gotherde, from Old English gat ‘goat’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’. German: from a personal name composed of the elements god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Gossard, Goddard, Gotham, Bouchard, Gotter, Goshert, Elhard, Grimard

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Gothard Family Origin

Where is the Gothard family from?

Gothard Family Occupations

What did your Gothard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gothard family was Coal Miner. The most common Gothard occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Gothard's were Labourers. Labourer, Baker and Coal Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gothard.

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  • Labourer

  • Baker

  • Coal Merchant

  • Coal Miner


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

Gothard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gothard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gothard 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gothard. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gothard. For the veterans among your Gothard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gothard Life Expectancy

What is the average Gothard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gothard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gothard in 1945 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gothard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gothard 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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