Gold Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a reduced form of one of the many compound ornamental names of which Gold is the first element. English and German: from Old English, Old High German gold ‘gold’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair. English: from an Old English personal name Golda (or the feminine Golde), which persisted into the Middle Ages as a personal name. The name was in part a byname from gold ‘gold’, and in part a short form of the various compound names with this first element.

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

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Gold Family Origin

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Gold Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, the most common Gold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Gold's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gold. A less common occupation for the Gold family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Gold | Data not to scale

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Gold Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Gold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gold in 1940 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gold

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