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Goes Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch goes ‘goose’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept geese, or a nickname for a silly person. Portuguese: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Goos, Moes, Gans, Hoos, Hoes, Roos, Goen, Roes, Gores, Goy

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Goes Family Origin

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Goes Family Occupations

What did your Goes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goes family was Cooper. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Comisary Sgt. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goes. The most common Goes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Goes's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Comisary Sgt.

  • Cooper


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Goes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Goes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goes 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Goes. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Goes. For the veterans among your Goes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goes Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Goes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Goes in 1958 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

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