Gutknecht Family History

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Gutknecht Name Meaning

Swiss German and German: status name for a page of noble birth (Middle High German guot kneht). The name has been Americanized as Goodknecht, Goodknight, Goodnight, and Goodnite.

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

Similar surnames: Knecht, Houseknecht, Hausknecht, Bauknecht, Luecht, Hecht

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Gutknecht Family Origin

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Gutknecht Family Occupations

What did your Gutknecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gutknecht. The most common Gutknecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gutknecht's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gutknecht family was Farm Work.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Bookkeeper

  • Farm Work


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Gutknecht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gutknecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gutknecht 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 972 immigration records available for the last name Gutknecht. 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 Gutknecht. For the veterans among your Gutknecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gutknecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Gutknecht lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gutknecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gutknecht in 1954 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gutknecht

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