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Gosney Family History

Gosney Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): possibly a habitational name from Goosnargh in Lancashire, so named from the Old Irish personal name Gussan + Old Norse erg ‘hill pasture’.Probably an Americanized form of German Gossner or Gössner, variants of Gassner.

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

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26,253 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,522 Military Records
1,157 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Gosney Families

  • Number of Gosney families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gosney families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gosney families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gosney Family Origin

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Gosney Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gosney

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Gosney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gosney Civil War Service Records

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