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Gorey Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Gothraidh see McGorry .

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

Similar surnames: Gory, Goree, Gorry, Garey, Gordy, Gorley, Morey, Gokey, Gosney, Furey

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Where is the Gorey family from?

You can see how Gorey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gorey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gorey families living in Massachusetts. This was about 20% of all the recorded Gorey's in USA. Massachusetts and 2 other states had the highest population of Gorey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gorey. 20% of Gorey men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Gorey women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorey were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gorey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gorey. For the veterans among your Gorey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gorey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gorey in 1949 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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