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Gosch Family History

Gosch Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced form of the personal name Godschalk, Low German form of Gottschalk. German: nickname from Sorbian goch ‘chap’, ‘fellow’.

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


Similar surnames: Hosch, Posch, Gasch, Grosch, Losch, Goch, Gotsch, Bosch, Kosch, Gesch

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Where is the Gosch family from?

You can see how Gosch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gosch family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Gosch families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gosch families living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Gosch's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Gosch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gosch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gosch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gosch. 29% of Gosch men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gosch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gosch were Truck Driver and New Worker.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gosch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gosch 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gosch. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gosch. For the veterans among your Gosch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gosch lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gosch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Gosch in 1962 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

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