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

What did your Gow ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 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. A less common occupation for the Gow family was Carter.

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%
  • Carter

    2%

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Gow Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gow Life Expectancy

What is the average Gow lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gow 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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