Gove Family History

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Gove Name Meaning

Scottish (Inverness): variant of Goff.

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

Similar surnames: Dove, Giove, Love, Govea, Goe, Gover, Goffe, Dovey, Dowe, Oge

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Gove Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gove name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gove. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Gove Family Origin

Where is the Gove family from?

Gove Family Occupations

What did your Gove ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gove. A less common occupation for the Gove family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gove occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gove's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gove Historical Records

What Gove family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Gove. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gove 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Gove. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gove. For the veterans among your Gove ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gove Life Expectancy

What is the average Gove lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gove life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gove in 1953 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gove

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gove 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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