Goings Family History

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Goings Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Going. Possibly an altered form of German Göing (see Going).

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

Similar surnames: Goins, Going, Goines, Ging, Goans, Rings, Glines, Comings, Goding

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Goings Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goings name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Goings. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Goings Family Origin

Where is the Goings family from?

Goings Family Occupations

What did your Goings ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Goings occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 50% of Goings's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Goings.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Goings Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Goings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goings 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Goings. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Goings. For the veterans among your Goings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goings Life Expectancy

What is the average Goings lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Goings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Goings in 1945 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goings 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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