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Gourley Family History

Gourley Name Meaning
Scottish: of uncertain origin; possibly a Norman habitational name from an unidentified place in Normandy or England.

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

200,985 Historical Documents with Gourley on Ancestry.com
45,735 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,399 Military Records
4,346 Immigration Records
34,842 Census and Voter Lists
109,663 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gourley Families

  • Number of Gourley families
     62 - 121
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gourley families
     43 - 84
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gourley families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gourley Family Origin

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Gourley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gourley

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Gourley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gourley census records

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Gourley Civil War Service Records

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