Gooch Family History

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Gooch Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): variant of Goff. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Gutsch.

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

Similar surnames: Gotch, Coach, Groce, Fouch, Rouch, Rosch, Googe, Roch, Good, Hoock

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Gooch Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gooch name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gooch. 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


  • Norway


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Gooch Family Origin

Where is the Gooch family from?

Gooch Family Occupations

What did your Gooch ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gooch. The most common Gooch occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Gooch's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gooch family was Farmer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Gooch Historical Records

What Gooch family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Gooch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gooch 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gooch. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Gooch. For the veterans among your Gooch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gooch Life Expectancy

What is the average Gooch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gooch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gooch in 1940 was 56, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gooch

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gooch 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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