Gow Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic gobha ‘smith’.

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


Similar surnames: Bow, Goy, Low, Mow, Dow, Gaw, Hoy, Kok, Goos, Hon

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Gow Family Origin

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Gow Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gow family was Carter. The most common Gow occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Gow's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gow.

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Gow Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gow in 1940 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gow

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