Goan Family History

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Goan Name Meaning

Northern Irish form of Gowan.

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

Similar surnames: Gogan, Moan, Gean, Goon, Gowan, Ghan, Coan, Roan, Goen, Doan

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Goan Family Origin

Where is the Goan family from?

Goan Family Occupations

What did your Goan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Goan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Goan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goan family was Clerk Clothing. Farmer, Brick Mason and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goan.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Mason

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk Clothing


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

Goan Historical Records

What Goan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goan 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 461 immigration records available for the last name Goan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 737 military records available for the last name Goan. For the veterans among your Goan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goan Life Expectancy

What is the average Goan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Goan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Goan in 1953 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goan 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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