Goulding Family History

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Goulding Name Meaning

English: from the late Old English personal name Golding.

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

Similar surnames: Golding, Gosling, Wilding, Gelling, Gowing, Goldring, Gulling

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Goulding Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goulding name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Goulding. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Goulding Family Origin

Where is the Goulding family from?

Goulding Family Occupations

What did your Goulding ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goulding. A less common occupation for the Goulding family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Goulding occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Goulding's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Goulding Historical Records

What Goulding family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Goulding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goulding 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Goulding. 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 Goulding. For the veterans among your Goulding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goulding Life Expectancy

What is the average Goulding lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Goulding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Goulding in 1941 was 42, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goulding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goulding 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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