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 1881, the most common Goforth occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 15% of Goforth's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Goforth family was Green Grocer. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Farm Bailiff were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goforth.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Farm Bailiff

  • Green Grocer


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

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goforth 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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