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Gore Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Kent and Wiltshire, named Gore, from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ (a derivative of gar ‘spear’, with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead). French: nickname for a gluttonous and idle individual, from Old French gore ‘sow’ (of allegedly imitative origin, reflecting the grunting of the animal).

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


Similar surnames: Dore, Ore, Gorse, More, Gort, Nore, Mole, Goree, Shore, Lore

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Where is the Gore family from?

You can see how Gore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gore families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Gore families living in Kentucky. This was about 12% of all the recorded Gore's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Gore families in 1840.
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What did your Gore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gore. 20% of Gore men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Gore women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gore were Farming and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Gore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gore census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Gore. 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 Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Gore. For the veterans among your Gore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gore lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1950. The average life expectancy for Gore in 1944 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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