Goessling Family History

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Goessling Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Gösling, from the personal name Gozzelin, or from a pet form of Gozzo, a short form of Gozzelin. Alternatively, it may be from a short form of the personal names Goswin, Gossold, or Gotfrid (see Gottfried), which belong to the southwestern part of the country.

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


Similar surnames: Gosling, Toensing, Goslin, Gerling, Goodling, Giesing, Blessing

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Goessling Family Origin

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Goessling Family Occupations

What did your Goessling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Blacksmith, Carpenter and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goessling. A less common occupation for the Goessling family was Farmer. The most common Goessling occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 14% of Goessling's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%

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

Goessling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goessling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goessling 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goessling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goessling. For the veterans among your Goessling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goessling Life Expectancy

What is the average Goessling lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Goessling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Goessling in 1941 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goessling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goessling 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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