Govern Family History

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Govern Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGovern.

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

Similar surnames: Mcgovern, Davern, Given, Gowen, Govan, Severn, Goers, Gowers, Gove

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Govern Family Origin

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Govern Family Occupations

What did your Govern ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Chemist Master (Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys), Cooper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Govern. The most common Govern occupation in the UK was Chemist Master (Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys). 20% of Govern's were Chemist Master (Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys)s. A less common occupation for the Govern family was Milliner.

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  • Chemist Master (Employing 2 Men & 2 Boys)

  • Cooper

  • Laborer

  • Milliner


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

Govern Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Govern Life Expectancy

What is the average Govern lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Govern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Govern in 1951 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Govern 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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