Gosney Family History

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Gosney Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): possibly a habitational name from Goosnargh in Lancashire, so named from the Old Irish personal name Gussan + Old Norse erg ‘hill pasture’. Probably an Americanized form of German Gossner or Gössner, variants of Gassner.

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


Similar surnames: Cossey, Downey, Rodney, Disney, Corney, Gorney, Goshen, Poskey, Olney

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Gosney Family Origin

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Gosney Family Occupations

What did your Gosney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gosney. The most common Gosney occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Gosney's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gosney family was Charwoman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Carter

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%

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

Gosney Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gosney Life Expectancy

What is the average Gosney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gosney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gosney in 1954 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gosney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gosney 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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