Gofman Family History

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Gofman Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Hoffman under Russian influence, since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g.

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

Similar surnames: Goffman, Goman, Gelfman, Gosman, Hofman, Kofman, German, Kolman

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Gofman Family Origin

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Gofman Family Occupations

What did your Gofman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cantern and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gofman. 10% of Gofman men worked as a Cantern and 50% of Gofman women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gofman were Merchant and Clerical

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Cantern
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
  • Benchwork
  • Clerical

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gofman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 607 census records available for the last name Gofman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gofman 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 369 immigration records available for the last name Gofman. 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 21 military records available for the last name Gofman. For the veterans among your Gofman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gofman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gofman lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gofman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gofman in 1964 was 69, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gofman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gofman 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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