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Going Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghabhann or Mac Gabhann ‘son of (the) smith’ (see McGowan) or, in some cases, an Anglicized spelling of the French family name Gouin, which has been established in Tipperary since the end of the 17th century. German (Göing): variant of Göding (see Goding).

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


Similar surnames: Ging, Goings, Gowing, Goins, Doig, Tong, Ginn, Goin, Goring, Goding

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Going Family Origin

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Going Family Occupations

What did your Going ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Going. 28% of Going men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Going women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Going were Salesman and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Cook
    9%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Going Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Going. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Going 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Going. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Going. For the veterans among your Going ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Going Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Going life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Going in 1958 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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