Gockley Family History

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Gockley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gockler or Swiss Göckler, probably a nickname or an occupational name for a clown or entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German gogelen ‘to clown’. Compare Gockel 2.

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

Similar surnames: Kackley, Gockel, Geckler, Reckley, Goodley, Jackley, Shockley, Ackley

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Gockley Family Origin

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Gockley Family Occupations

What did your Gockley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Plasterer

  • Boarding House


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

Gockley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gockley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gockley 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 54 immigration records available for the last name Gockley. 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 372 military records available for the last name Gockley. For the veterans among your Gockley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gockley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gockley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gockley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Gockley in 1963 was 85, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gockley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gockley 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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