Gooder Family History

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Gooder Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Godere, Old English Godhere, composed of the elements god ‘good’ + here ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Golder, Good, Gooden, Godel, Booker, Boozer, Cooper, Loder, Gotter

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Gooder Family Origin

Where is the Gooder family from?

Gooder Family Occupations

What did your Gooder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gooder family was Wagon Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Teeming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gooder. The most common Gooder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 69% of Gooder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Teeming

  • Wagon Maker


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

Gooder Historical Records

What Gooder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gooder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gooder 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Gooder. 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 531 military records available for the last name Gooder. For the veterans among your Gooder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gooder Life Expectancy

What is the average Gooder lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Gooder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gooder in 1958 was 49, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gooder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gooder 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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