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Goos Name Meaning

Flemish Dutch and German:: metonymic occupational name for a breeder or keeper of geese from Middle Low German gōs and Middle Dutch goes ‘goose’. from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name based on Gote ‘Goth’ or got ‘god’ particularly the compound name Goswin or Gozewijn with the second element win ‘friend’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Roos, Good, Goes, Goss, Loos, Glos, Boos, Hoos, Voos, Moos

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Where is the Goos family from?

You can see how Goos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Goos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Goos families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Goos's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Goos families in 1840.
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What did your Goos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goos. 33% of Goos men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Goos women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goos were Farm Laborer 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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Goos. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Goos. For the veterans among your Goos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goos lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Goos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Goos in 1953 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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