Gorey Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mac Gafraidh or Mac Gofraidh ‘son of Gafradh’ (see McCaffrey).

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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Gorey Family Origin

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Gorey Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    30%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gorey family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorey. The most common Gorey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Gorey's were Laborers.

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Gorey Historical Records

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Gorey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorey

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