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Gourd Name Meaning

English (southern): nickname from Middle English gourd(e) gord gurd ‘gourd’ (Old French gourde) often used with reference to the hollowed-out dried shell of a gourd used as a drinking vessel. The nickname was probably applied to a rotund person as well as being a metonymic occupational name for a maker of drinking vessels. French: from Old French gourd ‘heavy dull sluggish’ hence a nickname for a slow lumbering person. Altered form of Breton or French Gour .

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

Similar surnames: Coard, Court, Cord, Gard, Gord, Goard, Gold, Gordy, Bour, Bourdo

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Where is the Gourd family from?

You can see how Gourd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gourd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gourd families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Gourd families living in Tennessee. This was about 57% of all the recorded Gourd's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Gourd families in 1840.
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What did your Gourd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gourd. 44% of Gourd men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Gourd women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gourd were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Pattern Maker
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 866 immigration records available for the last name Gourd. 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 723 military records available for the last name Gourd. For the veterans among your Gourd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gourd lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Gourd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gourd in 1963 was 60, and 77 in 2003.

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