Gourlay Family History

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Gourlay Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gourley.

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


Similar surnames: Gorley, Gourley, Gurley, Goldy, Dunlay, Goudey, Golay, Gray, Goodley

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Gourlay Family Origin

Where is the Gourlay family from?

Gourlay Family Occupations

What did your Gourlay ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Plasterer

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Machinist

    8%

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

Gourlay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gourlay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gourlay 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gourlay. 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 Gourlay. For the veterans among your Gourlay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gourlay Life Expectancy

What is the average Gourlay lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gourlay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gourlay in 1950 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gourlay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gourlay 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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