Goens Family History

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Goens Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Goen. German (Göens): Frisian patronymic from the personal name Göde (see Goede, cognate with 1).

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


Similar surnames: Goers, Goen, Goes, Ovens, Boers, Gotts, Gens, Soens, Geen, Sens

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Goens Family Origin

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Goens Family Occupations

What did your Goens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Goens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Goens's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goens family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goens.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Goens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goens 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goens. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goens. For the veterans among your Goens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goens Life Expectancy

What is the average Goens lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Goens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Goens in 1962 was 56, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goens 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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