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Goff Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a red-haired person (see Gough). English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror. Irish: reduced form of McGoff.

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


Similar surnames: Boff, Loff, Gaff, Off, Groff, Duff, Reff, Koff, Good, Hoff

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Goff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Goff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Goff Family Origin

Where is the Goff family from?

Goff Family Occupations

What did your Goff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goff. The most common Goff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Goff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goff family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Goff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 174,000 census records available for the last name Goff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goff 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Goff. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Goff. For the veterans among your Goff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goff Life Expectancy

What is the average Goff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Goff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goff in 1944 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goff 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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