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

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Carpenter

  • Cart Driver


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Gorges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gorges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorges 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 897 immigration records available for the last name Gorges. 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 Gorges. For the veterans among your Gorges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorges Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, 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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