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

Gour Family History

Gour Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu (Rajput) name, based on the name of a Rajput clan.

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

Similar surnames: Gole, Kaur, Goos, Gbur, Gohr, Geer, Tur, Gorr, Gort, Houx

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 Gour family from?

You can see how Gour families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gour family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gour families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Gour family living in Georgia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gour's in the USA. Georgia and 3 other states had the highest population of Gour families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gour surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gour ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gour. 43% of Gour men worked as a Laborer.

View Census data for Gour | 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
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Gour family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gour census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Gour

Passenger Lists

There are 411 immigration records available for the last name Gour. 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 Gour immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 665 military records available for the last name Gour. For the veterans among your Gour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gour military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gour family history.

Discover More

What is the average Gour lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gour in 1957 was 69, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gour

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Gour family tree

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