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Gornall Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): apparently a habitational name from a place so called, perhaps Gornalwood near Birmingham, which is probably named from Old English cweorn ‘mill’ + halh ‘recess’, ‘hollow’.

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


Similar surnames: Cornell, Pownall, Goodall, Darnall, Gorham, Cornwall, Arnall, Gorrell

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Where is the Gornall family from?

You can see how Gornall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gornall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gornall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 728 Gornall families living in Lancashire. This was about 65% of all the recorded Gornall's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Gornall families in 1891.
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What did your Gornall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gornall. 15% of Gornall men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Gornall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gornall were Cotton Weaver and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Dairy Farmer
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Cotton Weaver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gornall. For the veterans among your Gornall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gornall lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gornall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gornall in 1963 was 76, and 64 in 2004.

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