Gosney Family History

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Gosney Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): possibly a habitational name from Goosnargh in Lancashire, so named from the Old Irish personal name Gussan + Old Norse erg ‘hill pasture’. Probably an Americanized form of German Gossner or Gössner, variants of Gassner.

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


Similar surnames: Cossey, Downey, Rodney, Disney, Corney, Gorney, Goshen, Poskey, Olney

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Gosney Family Origin

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Gosney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, the most common Gosney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gosney's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gosney. A less common occupation for the Gosney family was Blacksmith.

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Gosney Life Expectancy

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