Going Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ghabhann or Mac Gabhann ‘son of (the) smith’ (see McGowan) or, in some cases, an Anglicized spelling of the French family name Gouin, which has been established in Tipperary since the end of the 17th century. German (Göing): variant of Göding (see Goding).

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


Similar surnames: Ging, Goings, Gowing, Goins, Doig, Tong, Ginn, Goin, Goring, Goding

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Going Family Origin

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Going Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Going occupation in the UK was Fishmonger. 17% of Going's were Fishmongers. A less common occupation for the Going family was Coachmaker. Fishmonger, Fisherman and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Going.

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  • Fishmonger

    17%
  • Fisherman

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Coachmaker

    6%

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Going Historical Records

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Going Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, Going life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Going in 1958 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

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