Gorse Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): topographic name from Old English gors(t) ‘gorse’, or a habitational name from some minor place named with this word. Slovenian (Gorše): shortened form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius. Slovenian (Gorše): topographic name from a derivative of gora ‘mountain’, ‘hill planted with vines’, ‘wood in a hill country’ (see Gornik).

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


Similar surnames: Corse, Gore, Fosse, Gosse, Furse, Gole, Gose, Goree, Loose, Towse

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Gorse Family Origin

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Gorse Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Retail Grocer

    11%
  • Book Binder

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Retail Grocer and Book Binder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorse. The most common Gorse occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Gorse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gorse family was Butcher.

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Gorse Historical Records

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Gorse Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Gorse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Gorse in 1956 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorse

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