Guth Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from modern German and Yiddish gut, Middle High German guot ‘good’ or ‘capable’. This may be a nickname, but in the Middle Ages the term also denoted a freeman or a vassal of noble birth, and the surname may be a status name from this sense. As a Jewish surname it is often ornamental. Compare Gutman.

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

Similar surnames: Huth, Ruth, Gute, Muth, Gath, Gut, Goth, Gutt, Meth, Gluth

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Guth Family Origin

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Guth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guth. A less common occupation for the Guth family was Carpenter. The most common Guth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Guth's were Farmers.

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Guth Historical Records

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Guth Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Guth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guth in 1943 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guth

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