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Goers Family History

Goers Name Meaning

North German (Görs): patronymic from Goer, a Low German form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory).

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


Similar surnames: Goeres, Boers, Moers, Goens, Goos, Goes, Juers, Roers, Geers, Moors

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Where is the Goers family from?

You can see how Goers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Goers families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Goers families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Goers's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Goers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goers. 32% of Goers men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Goers women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goers were Farming and Housework.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goers 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Goers. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goers. For the veterans among your Goers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goers lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Goers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Goers in 1953 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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