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Gorden Name Meaning

Irish: altered Anglicized form of Mag Mhuirneacháin. See Gordan . English: habitational name from Gordan the name of a valley in North Somerset preserved in the placename Gordano. English (of Norman origin): variant of Gordon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gordan, Gerdon, Gardon, Jorden, Lorden, Gordin, Goren, Gordon, Kordes

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Where is the Gorden family from?

You can see how Gorden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gorden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 61 Gorden families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 14% of all the recorded Gorden's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gorden families in 1840.
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What did your Gorden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gorden. 21% of Gorden men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Gorden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorden were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorden. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Gorden. For the veterans among your Gorden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorden lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gorden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gorden in 1947 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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