Gonyer Family History

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Gonyer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Gagne, found predominantly in New England.

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

Similar surnames: Gonyea, Gonya, Gonyeau, Goyer, Confer, Guyer, Gouker, Gunner, Loner

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Gonyer Family Origin

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Gonyer Family Occupations

What did your Gonyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gonyer family was Works Boot Factory. The most common Gonyer occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Gonyer's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Wks In Lath Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gonyer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Wks In Lath Mill

  • Works Boot Factory


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gonyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gonyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gonyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gonyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 118 immigration records available for the last name Gonyer. 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 Card

There are 681 military records available for the last name Gonyer. For the veterans among your Gonyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gonyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gonyer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gonyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gonyer in 1961 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gonyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gonyer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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