Gomes Family History

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Gomes Name Meaning

Portuguese: from the medieval personal name Gomes, probably Visigothic in origin, from guma ‘man’. This name is also common on the west coast of India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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

Similar surnames: Gomez, Tomes, Goes, Domes, Gole, Romes, Gores, Lopes, Remes, Domen

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Gomes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gomes name?

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

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  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Spain


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Gomes Family Origin

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Gomes Family Occupations

What did your Gomes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gomes occupation in the UK was Berlin Wool & Stationary Shop. 13% of Gomes's were Berlin Wool & Stationary Shops. A less common occupation for the Gomes family was House Keeper. Berlin Wool & Stationary Shop, Charwoman and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gomes.

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  • Berlin Wool & Stationary Shop

  • Charwoman

  • Fisherman

  • House Keeper


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

Gomes Historical Records

What Gomes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Gomes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gomes 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Gomes. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gomes. For the veterans among your Gomes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gomes Life Expectancy

What is the average Gomes lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gomes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gomes in 1941 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gomes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gomes 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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