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Going Surname Meaning

Irish (Tipperary): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann see Gowan . In some cases possibly an Anglicized form of French Gouin which has been established in Tipperary since the end of the 17th century. English (Essex): variant of Gowing . German (Göing): variant of Göding (see Goding ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Going family from?

You can see how Going families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Going family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Going families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 31 Going families living in Essex. This was about 29% of all the recorded Going's in United Kingdom. Essex had the highest population of Going families in 1891.
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What did your Going ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Clerk In Holy Orders and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Going. 50% of Going men worked as a Clerk In Holy Orders and 80% of Going women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Going were Refreshment Caterer and Cook. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Clerk In Holy Orders
  • Refreshment Caterer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Going. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Going census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Going. 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 Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Going. For the veterans among your Going ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Going lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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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