Gosling Family History

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Gosling Name Meaning

English: variant of Joslin. English: nickname from Middle English gosling ‘young goose’ (from Old English gos + the Germanic suffix -ling, partly in imitation of Old Norse gæslingr from gás). German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with god, got ‘god’ or god ‘good’.

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

Similar surnames: Goslin, Godding, Golding, Colling, Joslin, Rolling, Rosing, Gosdin

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Gosling Family Origin

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Gosling Family Occupations

What did your Gosling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gosling. A less common occupation for the Gosling family was Carpenter. The most common Gosling occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Gosling's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Gosling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 100,000 census records available for the last name Gosling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gosling 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Gosling. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gosling. For the veterans among your Gosling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gosling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gosling lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gosling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gosling in 1952 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gosling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gosling 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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