Gosson Family History

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Gosson Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Godson (see Goodson) or a patronymic from the personal name Gotte (see Gott).

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

Similar surnames: Bosson, Rosson, Posson, Roston, Musson, Gordon, Hasson, Golson

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Gosson Family Origin

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Gosson Family Occupations

What did your Gosson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Letter Carrier, Plumber and Schoolmaster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gosson. A less common occupation for the Gosson family was Shopman Clothing (Tailor). The most common Gosson occupation in the UK was Letter Carrier. 25% of Gosson's were Letter Carriers.

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  • Letter Carrier

  • Plumber

  • Schoolmaster

  • Shopman Clothing (Tailor)


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

Gosson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gosson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gosson lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gosson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gosson in 1961 was 54, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gosson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gosson 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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