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Goad Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Gohde or Godde variants of Gott English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Gode see Good . English: metonymic occupational name for a cattle driver from Middle English go(u)de ‘goad for driving oxen spike’ (Old English gād); compare Gadd .

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

Similar surnames: Good, Gean, Groat, Noah, Coad, Gold, Goard, Nold, Grad, Flad

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Where is the Goad family from?

You can see how Goad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goad families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Goad families living in Kentucky. This was about 28% of all the recorded Goad's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Goad families in 1840.
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What did your Goad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goad. 27% of Goad men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Goad women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goad were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Goad. 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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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Goad lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Goad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Goad in 1945 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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