Goforth Family History

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Goforth Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Goffarth, a Lower Rhine variant of Godefried (see Gottfried), or an Americanized spelling of the Dutch cognate Goeffoet.

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


Similar surnames: Boortz, Gooch, Furth, Howorth, Horth, Orth, Forth, Porth, Borth

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Goforth Family Origin

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Goforth Family Occupations

What did your Goforth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Goforth. 9% of Goforth men worked as a Farmer and 55% of Goforth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goforth were Horseman On Farm and Deaconess

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    9%
  • Farm Labourer
    5%
  • General Labourer
    5%
  • Horseman On Farm
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    55%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Domestic Service
    4%
  • Deaconess
    2%

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

Goforth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Goforth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goforth 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Goforth. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Goforth. For the veterans among your Goforth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goforth Life Expectancy

What is the average Goforth lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Goforth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Goforth in 1942 was 26, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goforth

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