Goergen Family History

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Goergen Name Meaning

North German (Görgen): patronymic from a Low German form of the personal name Georg (see George).

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

Similar surnames: Gergen, Georgen, Gergel, Gerken, Goeres, Joerger, Goerke, Gerfen

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Goergen Family Origin

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Goergen Family Occupations

What did your Goergen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Shoemaker and Baggageman On C.R.Rd. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goergen. The most common Goergen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Goergen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goergen family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoemaker

  • Baggageman On C.R.Rd.

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Goergen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Goergen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Goergen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goergen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 439 immigration records available for the last name Goergen. 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 Card

There are 442 military records available for the last name Goergen. For the veterans among your Goergen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goergen Life Expectancy

What is the average Goergen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goergen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Goergen in 1959 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goergen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goergen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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