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Gomes Name Meaning

Portuguese: from the medieval personal name Gomes, probably Visigothic in origin, from guma ‘man’. This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Gomez, Tomes, Goes, Domes, Gole, Romes, Gores, Lopes, Remes, Domen

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Where is the Gomes family from?

You can see how Gomes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gomes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gomes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Gomes families living in Florida Territory. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gomes's in the USA. Florida Territory and 1 other state had the highest population of Gomes families in 1840.
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What did your Gomes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gomes. 31% of Gomes men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gomes women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gomes were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Gomes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gomes 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Gomes. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gomes. For the veterans among your Gomes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gomes lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gomes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gomes in 1941 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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