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Goldbeck Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of ten places in German-speaking lands called Goldbeck from Middle Low German gold ‘gold’ + bek ‘stream creek’. In many cases the Jewish name is an ornamental construction.

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


Similar surnames: Goldbach, Goldberg, Kolbeck, Goldrich, Colbeck, Golder, Woodbeck

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Where is the Goldbeck family from?

You can see how Goldbeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goldbeck family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Goldbeck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Goldbeck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 22% of all the recorded Goldbeck's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Goldbeck families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goldbeck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goldbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goldbeck. 18% of Goldbeck men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Goldbeck women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goldbeck were Salesman and Operator. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Operator
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goldbeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goldbeck 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 994 immigration records available for the last name Goldbeck. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goldbeck. For the veterans among your Goldbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goldbeck lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goldbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Goldbeck in 1959 was 20, and 70 in 2004.

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