Gudgeon Family History

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Gudgeon Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gojon, gogen, Old French gougon ‘gudgeon’ (the fish) (Latin gobio, genitive gobionis), applied as a nickname or perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of these fish. The gudgeon is considered easy to catch, so the nickname may have denoted a gullible person.

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

Similar surnames: Gougeon, Dudgeon, Pidgeon, Surgeon, Pigeon, Gagnon, Edgemon, Gudger

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Gudgeon Family Origin

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Gudgeon Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gudgeon family was Hunter. The most common Gudgeon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gudgeon's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gudgeon.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Painter

  • Hunter


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Gudgeon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Gudgeon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gudgeon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gudgeon. 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 Gudgeon. For the veterans among your Gudgeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gudgeon Life Expectancy

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Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Gudgeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gudgeon in 1961 was 41, and 72 in 2003.

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