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Gorr Family History

Gorr Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory). nickname from Middle High German gorre ‘bad horse’.

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


Similar surnames: Garr, Gori, Gurr, Porr, Gory, Garb, Toro, Gohr, Horr, Torr

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Where is the Gorr family from?

You can see how Gorr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gorr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Gorr families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Gorr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gorr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gorr. 23% of Gorr men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Gorr women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorr were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
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What Gorr family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gorr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorr 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 859 immigration records available for the last name Gorr. 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 846 military records available for the last name Gorr. For the veterans among your Gorr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorr lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gorr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gorr in 1954 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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