Gortney Family History

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Gortney Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Gort(h)ner, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from an agent derivative of Low German gorte ‘groats’.

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

Similar surnames: Gorney, Portner, Gartner, Fortney, Gartley, Bortner, Fortner, Portney

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Gortney Family Origin

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Gortney Family Occupations

What did your Gortney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gortney. 58% of Gortney men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gortney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gortney were Soldier and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Soldier

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper

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

Gortney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gortney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gortney 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 47 immigration records available for the last name Gortney. 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 312 military records available for the last name Gortney. For the veterans among your Gortney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gortney Life Expectancy

What is the average Gortney lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gortney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Gortney in 1944 was 38, and 59 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gortney 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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