Gourd Family History

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Gourd Name Meaning

English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of bottles or cups, from Old French gourde ‘water vessel’, ‘flask’, but possibly of the same derivation as 2. French: from Old French gourd ‘heavy’, ‘dull’, ‘sluggish’, hence a nickname for a slow lumbering person.

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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Gourd Family Origin

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Gourd Family Occupations

What did your Gourd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gourd. A less common occupation for the Gourd family was Carpenter. The most common Gourd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gourd's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Gourd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gourd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gourd 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 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 Card

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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Gourd Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gourd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gourd 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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