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Gosman Family History

Gosman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish goz ‘hare’ + man ‘man’. Variant spelling of German Gossmann (see Gossman).

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


Similar surnames: Gusman, Rosman, Osman, Kosman, Goman, Gossman, Gohman, Goeman, Gofman

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Where is the Gosman family from?

You can see how Gosman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gosman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gosman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Gosman families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Gosman's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gosman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gosman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gosman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gosman. 34% of Gosman men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Gosman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gosman were Farm Operator and Teacher.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gosman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gosman 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 788 immigration records available for the last name Gosman. 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 623 military records available for the last name Gosman. For the veterans among your Gosman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gosman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gosman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gosman in 1956 was 70, and 83 in 2004.

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