Goolsby Family History

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Goolsby Name Meaning

English: probably a reduced form of Gooldsbury, a variant of Goldsborough.

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


Similar surnames: Gulsby, Bowlsby, Soulsby, Woodby, Gooley, Goods, Sosby, Cooley, Holby

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Goolsby Family Origin

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Goolsby Family Occupations

What did your Goolsby ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goolsby family was Keeping House. The most common Goolsby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Goolsby's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goolsby.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Goolsby Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Goolsby Life Expectancy

What is the average Goolsby lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Goolsby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Goolsby in 1950 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goolsby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goolsby 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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