Gover Family History

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Gover Name Meaning

English: most probably, as Reaney proposes, a variant of Gofair, a nickname from Middle English go(n) ‘to go’ (Old English gan) + fair ‘lovely’, ‘quiet(ly)’ (see Fair).

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

Similar surnames: Rover, Gomer, Over, Gower, Glover, Cover, Lover, Comer, Govier

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Gover Family Origin

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Gover Family Occupations

What did your Gover ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Plasterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gover. 2% of Gover men worked as a Plasterer and 48% of Gover women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gover were Builders Labourer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Plasterer
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gover Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Gover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gover 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gover. 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 Gover. For the veterans among your Gover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gover Life Expectancy

What is the average Gover lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gover in 1941 was 32, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gover 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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