Gourlay Family History

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Gourlay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gourley.

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

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Gourlay Family Origin

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Gourlay Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Plasterer

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Machinist

    8%

In 1880, the most common Gourlay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Gourlay's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gourlay family was Machinist. Farmer, Plasterer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gourlay.

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Gourlay Historical Records

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Gourlay Life Expectancy

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