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Gore Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gor(e) gar(e) ‘triangular piece of land’ (Old English gāra a derivative of gār ‘spear’ with reference to the triangular shape of a spearhead) a topographic name for someone living by a triangular field or a habitational name from any of various places for example Gore Court in Tunstall (Kent) and Gore Farm in Hannington (Wiltshire) named from this word. French: from Old French gore ‘sow’ (a word of allegedly imitative origin reflecting the grunting of the animal) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd or as an unflattering nickname. French: probably also from a pet form of a vernacular form of the personal name Grégoire (see Gregory ). Americanized form of Dutch Goor and Breton Gour . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 敖 see Ao .

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

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 USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Gore families living in Kentucky. This was about 12% of all the recorded Gore's in 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 USA 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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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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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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