Gordy Family History

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Gordy Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Gourdeau, a topographic name from Old French gort ‘stretch of water rich in fish’.

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

Similar surnames: Yordy, Mory, Gard, Gorey, Gowdy, Gorny, Nord, Gory, Good, Goody

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Gordy Family Origin

Where is the Gordy family from?

Gordy Family Occupations

What did your Gordy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gordy family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gordy. The most common Gordy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Gordy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Gordy Historical Records

What Gordy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Gordy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gordy 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 905 immigration records available for the last name Gordy. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gordy. For the veterans among your Gordy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gordy Life Expectancy

What is the average Gordy lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gordy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Gordy in 1946 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gordy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gordy 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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