History of your Surname
Get access to Gossard family records.Start a free trial

Gossard Family History

Gossard Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): occupational name for a keeper of geese from Middle English goseherde from Old English gōs ‘goose’ + hierde ‘herdsman keeper’. The surname in this spelling is now extinct in Britain but it survives as Gozzard mainly recorded in Staffordshire in the 19th century. French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Gozhard composed of the elements goz (from gaut an ethnic name meaning ‘Goth’ or ‘Geat’; see Goss ) + hard ‘hardy brave strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Bossard, Gothard, Goddard, Guitard, Goshert, Guard, Lessard, Gourd

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Gossard family from?

You can see how Gossard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gossard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gossard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Gossard families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gossard's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gossard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gossard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gossard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gossard. 22% of Gossard men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gossard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gossard were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

View Census Data for Gossard | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Gossard family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gossard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gossard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Gossard

Passenger Lists

There are 397 immigration records available for the last name Gossard. 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.

View all Gossard immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gossard. For the veterans among your Gossard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gossard military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gossard family history

Discover More

What is the average Gossard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gossard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gossard in 1951 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gossard

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Gossard family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial