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Gora Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland) (Góra); Slovak (also Góra): from Polish and dialectal Slovak góra (Slavic gora) ‘mountain hill’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived on a hillside or in a mountainous district or perhaps a nickname for a large person. Compare Gura . Albanian: habitational name from Gorë (definite form Gora) a mountainous region in southeastern Albania named from South Slavic gora ‘mountain’. Indian (northern states): Jat name from Sanskrit gaur ‘white or bright’.

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

Similar surnames: Goral, Gura, Gola, Mora, Hora, Gorak, Goda, Gorga, Bora, Garb

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Where is the Gora family from?

You can see how Gora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gora families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gora family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Gora's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Gora families in 1840.
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What did your Gora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gora. 33% of Gora men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Gora women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gora were Machinist and Laundress. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housework
  • Assembler
  • Laundress
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Gora lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gora in 1953 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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