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Gossett Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Surrey; at least in part of French Huguenot origin): variant of Gosset . Altered form of French Walloon and Channel Islands (Jersey; of French Huguenot origin) Gosset reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

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

Similar surnames: Dossett, Massett, Gosse, Fossett, Rosett, Robnett, Russett, Bissett

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Where is the Gossett family from?

You can see how Gossett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gossett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gossett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Gossett families living in South Carolina. This was about 29% of all the recorded Gossett's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Gossett families in 1840.
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What did your Gossett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gossett. 22% of Gossett men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Gossett women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gossett were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Gossett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gossett 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 Gossett. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Gossett. For the veterans among your Gossett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gossett lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gossett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gossett in 1943 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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