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

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Going Family Origin

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Going Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Going. A less common occupation for the Going family was Farm Laborer. The most common Going occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Going's were Farmers.

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Going Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Going

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