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Gorsky Family History

Gorsky Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Górski (see Gorski ) and a variant (eastern Ashkenazic) of the same Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gursky, Gorski, Gurske, Gurski, Grodsky, Wolsky, Borski, Kofsky

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Where is the Gorsky family from?

You can see how Gorsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorsky family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gorsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Gorsky families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gorsky's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gorsky families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gorsky. 27% of Gorsky men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Gorsky women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorsky were Baker and Operator. .

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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
    27%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Operator
    6%
  • Baker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Milliner
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gorsky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorsky 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 754 immigration records available for the last name Gorsky. 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 513 military records available for the last name Gorsky. For the veterans among your Gorsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorsky lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gorsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gorsky in 1959 was 30, and 86 in 2004.

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