Gorse Family History

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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

What did your Gorse ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Retail Grocer and Book Binder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorse.

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  • Farmer

  • Retail Grocer

  • Book Binder

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gorse ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gorse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gorse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorse. 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 651 military records available for the last name Gorse. For the veterans among your Gorse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorse Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorse lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorse

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorse ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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