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

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Plasterer

    7%
  • Boarding House

    4%

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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.

Source: Census data for Gockley | Data not to scale

Gockley Historical Records

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Gockley Life Expectancy

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