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Goossens Name Meaning

Flemish Dutch and German (Westphalia): patronymic from the personal name Goos or its pet form Goossen . As a Flemish surname it is especially common in Belgium and is also found in France.

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

Similar surnames: Goossen, Goosen, Gossen, Janssens, Gresens, Grossen, Goosman, Joosten

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Where is the Goossens family from?

You can see how Goossens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goossens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Goossens families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Goossens family living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Goossens's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Goossens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goossens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goossens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Goossens. 24% of Goossens men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Printer
  • Baker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Goossens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goossens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Goossens. 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 415 military records available for the last name Goossens. For the veterans among your Goossens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goossens lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Goossens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Goossens in 1963 was 68, and 86 in 2004.

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