Gohman Family History

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Gohman Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Gö(h)mann, a nickname for a farmer or country dweller, from Middle High German göu, geu ‘region’, ‘country’ + man ‘man’ (see Gau 1), or, in the north, possibly a topographic name from the field name An der Gö ‘at the water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Goeman, Gorman, Geiman, Gosman, Kohman, Oman, Lohman, Goman, Ohmann

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Gohman Family Origin

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Gohman Family Occupations

What did your Gohman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gohman. 49% of Gohman men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Gohman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gohman were Salesman and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Servant

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

Gohman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gohman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gohman 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 197 immigration records available for the last name Gohman. 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 322 military records available for the last name Gohman. For the veterans among your Gohman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gohman Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gohman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gohman in 1962 was 77, and 76 in 2004.

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