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Goya Name Meaning

Japanese: found mostly in the Ryukyu Islands, this name is usually written with characters meaning ‘barbarian room’ or ‘give room’. Basque: variant of Goia, a topographic name from Basque goi ‘upper part’ + the definite article -a. Galician: habitational name from Goya in Lugo province, Galicia.

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


Similar surnames: Noya, Goy, Moya, Goda, Gola, Koga, Ota, Cota, Noia, Toda

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Where is the Goya family from?

You can see how Goya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goya family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Goya families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Goya family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Goya's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Goya families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goya. 48% of Goya men worked as a Laborer and 56% of Goya women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goya were Cook and Cane Loader.

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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
    48%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Butcher
    8%
  • Cook
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    56%
  • Hair Dresser
    23%
  • Cane Loader
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Goya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goya census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goya. 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 812 military records available for the last name Goya. For the veterans among your Goya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goya lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Goya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Goya in 1961 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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