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Goolsby Family History

Goolsby Name Meaning
English: probably a reduced form of Gooldsbury, a variant of Goldsborough.

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

220,142 Historical Documents with Goolsby on Ancestry.com
33,343 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,974 Military Records
338 Immigration Records
19,686 Census and Voter Lists
160,801 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Goolsby Families

  • Number of Goolsby families
     87 - 172
     30 - 86
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goolsby families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Goolsby last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Goolsby census records

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Goolsby Family Origin

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Goolsby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Goolsby families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Goolsby

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Goolsby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Goolsby census records

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Goolsby Civil War Service Records

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