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Gorman Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gormáin and Ó Gormáin ‘son (or descendant) of Gormán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gorm ‘dark blue’, ‘noble’. Compare O’Gorman.English: from the Middle English personal name Gormund, Old English Garmund, composed of the elements gar ‘spear’ + mund ‘protection’.English: topographic name for someone who lived by or on a triangular patch of land (see Gore).German (Görmann): variant of Gehrmann.German (Görmann): of Slavic origin, occupational name for a miner, from Slavic góra ‘mountain’.

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

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Name Distribution of Gorman Families

  • Number of Gorman families
     564 - 1,126
     189 - 563
     1 - 188
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gorman families
     399 - 796
     134 - 398
     1 - 133
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gorman families
     272 - 542
     91 - 271
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gorman Family Origin

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Gorman Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gorman

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Gorman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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