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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

What did your Going ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Fishmonger, Fisherman and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Going. 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.

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  • Fishmonger

    17%
  • Fisherman

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Coachmaker

    6%

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

Going Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Going Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Going 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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