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Goree Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Gaury itself a variant of Gory . Irish: variant of Gorey .

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

Similar surnames: Gorey, Loree, Gore, Borne, Gorse, Foree, Porte, Gobel, Gorley, Corte

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Where is the Goree family from?

You can see how Goree families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goree family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goree families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Goree families living in South Carolina. This was about 36% of all the recorded Goree's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Goree families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goree surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goree ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goree. 31% of Goree men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Goree women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goree were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Goree. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goree 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Goree. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Goree. For the veterans among your Goree ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goree lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Goree life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Goree in 1946 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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