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Gore Family History

Gore Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Kent and Wiltshire, named Gore, from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ (a derivative of gar ‘spear’, with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead).French: nickname for a gluttonous and idle individual, from Old French gore ‘sow’ (of allegedly imitative origin, reflecting the grunting of the animal).

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

1,194,090 Historical Documents with Gore on Ancestry.com
234,763 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
25,349 Military Records
12,972 Immigration Records
144,014 Census and Voter Lists
776,992 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gore Families

  • Number of Gore families
     92 - 182
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gore families
     572 - 1,141
     191 - 571
     1 - 190
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gore families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gore Family Origin

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Gore Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gore

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Gore Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gore census records

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Gore Civil War Service Records

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