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Goman Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): perhaps a nickname for a wicked person from Hebrew Haman pronounced homen by Ashkenazic Jews the h then being altered to g under Russian influence. Haman is a personage in the Biblical book of Esther. Americanized form of German Gömann a variant of Göhmann (see Gohman ). Americanized form of French Gaumond or Gaumont . English: perhaps from an unattested Old English personal name Gumman. The Old English name element guma ‘man’ was rare but is attested in the name Gumweald.

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


Similar surnames: Gofman, Goeman, Gosman, Gohman, Oman, Homan, Gorman, Roman, Norman

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Where is the Goman family from?

You can see how Goman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Goman families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Goman's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Goman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goman. 20% of Goman men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Goman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goman were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goman. 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 710 military records available for the last name Goman. For the veterans among your Goman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Goman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goman in 1961 was 55, and 85 in 2004.

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