Goldsborough Family History

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Goldsborough Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places in North Yorkshire called Goldsborough. One, near Knaresborough is named from the Old English (or Old German) personal name Godel + Old English burh ‘fortified place’. The other, near Whitby, is named from the Old English personal name Golda + burh.

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

Similar surnames: Goldstone, Malbrough, Holdsworth, Brough, Dodsworth, Molesworth

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Goldsborough Family Origin

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Goldsborough Family Occupations

What did your Goldsborough ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Grocer and Agricutural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goldsborough. The most common Goldsborough occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Goldsborough's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Goldsborough family was Almshouse Occupant.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Grocer

  • Agricutural Labourer

  • Almshouse Occupant


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

Goldsborough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Goldsborough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goldsborough 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goldsborough. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Goldsborough. For the veterans among your Goldsborough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goldsborough Life Expectancy

What is the average Goldsborough lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Goldsborough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Goldsborough in 1945 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goldsborough

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goldsborough 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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