Gorges Family History

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Gorges Name Meaning

English and French: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a deep valley, from Middle English, Old French gorge ‘gorge’, ‘ravine’ (from Old French gorge ‘throat’). There are various places in England and France named with this word, and the surname may be a habitational name from any of these. German: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Borges, Goates, Forge, Georger, Fornes, Torres, Gorgas, Sorge, Lorge

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Gorges Family Origin

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Gorges Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Gorges occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Gorges's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gorges family was Cart Driver. Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorges.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cart Driver

    5%

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Gorges Historical Records

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Gorges Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Gorges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gorges in 1942 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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