Gossman Family History

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Gossman Name Meaning

German (Gossmann, Gössmann) and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements goz ‘Goth’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Ossman, Gussman, Gosman, Goeman, Goodman, Goosman, Mossman, Gorman

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Gossman Family Origin

Where is the Gossman family from?

Gossman Family Occupations

What did your Gossman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gossman family was Joiner. Councillor, Builder, Master Emp. 6 Men & 4 Apprentice, Engine Fitter and House Factor & Values were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gossman. The most common Gossman occupation in the UK was Councillor, Builder, Master Emp. 6 Men & 4 Apprentice. 20% of Gossman's were Councillor, Builder, Master Emp. 6 Men & 4 Apprentices.

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  • Councillor, Builder, Master Emp. 6 Men & 4 Apprentice

  • Engine Fitter

  • House Factor & Values

  • Joiner


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

Gossman Historical Records

What Gossman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gossman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gossman 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Gossman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gossman. For the veterans among your Gossman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gossman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gossman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gossman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gossman in 1949 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gossman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gossman 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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