Gou Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: You, Ou, Lou, Kou, Mou, Hou, Zou, Bou, Pou, Jou

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Gou Family Origin

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Gou Family Occupations

What did your Gou ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gou occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Gou's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gou family was Laborer. Farmer, Fisherman and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gou.

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  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gou ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gou Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 993 census records available for the last name Gou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gou census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 408 immigration records available for the last name Gou. 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 Card

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

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Gou Life Expectancy

What is the average Gou lifespan?

Between 1972 and 1999, in the United States, Gou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gou in 1972 was 76, and 88 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gou

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gou ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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