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Goforth Family History

Goforth Name Meaning
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Goffarth, a Lower Rhine variant of Godefried (see Gottfried), or an Americanized spelling of the Dutch cognate Goeffoet.

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

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576 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Goforth Families

  • Number of Goforth families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goforth families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Goforth last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Goforth Family Origin

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Goforth Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Goforth

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Goforth Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Goforth Civil War Service Records

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