Goshen Family History

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Goshen Name Meaning

Jewish (Israeli): unexplained. Americanized spelling of the North German family name Göschen, a patronymic from a short form of the personal name Gottschalk.

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

Similar surnames: Osen, Goossen, Rosen, Gosney, Bossen, Kosten, Oshel, Loschen, Goshert

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Goshen Family Origin

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Goshen Family Occupations

What did your Goshen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goshen. The most common Goshen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Goshen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goshen family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Goshen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goshen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goshen 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 359 immigration records available for the last name Goshen. 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 Goshen. For the veterans among your Goshen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goshen Life Expectancy

What is the average Goshen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Goshen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Goshen in 1957 was 58, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goshen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goshen 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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