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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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Gore Family Origin

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Gore Family Occupations

What did your Gore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gore family was Farming. The most common Gore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Gore's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gore.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Gore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Gore Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gore 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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