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Goellner Name Meaning

German (Göllner): occupational name for someone who worked with gold (a refiner, jeweler, or gilder), from an agent derivative of Old High German gold ‘gold’.

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


Similar surnames: Gellner, Goldner, Toellner, Koellner, Zoellner, Wellner, Mollner

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Where is the Goellner family from?

You can see how Goellner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goellner family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Goellner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Goellner families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Goellner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Goellner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goellner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goellner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goellner. 19% of Goellner men worked as a Salesman and 43% of Goellner women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goellner were Laborer and Secretary. .

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Secretary
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Goellner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goellner 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 403 immigration records available for the last name Goellner. 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 Goellner. For the veterans among your Goellner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goellner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Goellner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Goellner in 1952 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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