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Goesten Family History

Goesten Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Osten, Westen, Kosten, Rosten, Gersten, Goshen, Kesten, Goossen

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Where is the Goesten family from?

You can see how Goesten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goesten family name was found in Scotland in 1891. In 1891 there was 1 Goesten family living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Goesten's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Goesten families in 1891.
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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Goesten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 6 census records available for the last name Goesten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goesten 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goesten. 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 military records available for the last name Goesten. For the veterans among your Goesten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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