Govier Family History

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Govier Name Meaning

English (Devon): unexplained. It may be a variant of Gover, but early examples with a definite article, e.g. Richard le Gofiar (Somerset 1327), point to an origin as an occupational name or perhaps a nickname, from an unknown element.

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

Similar surnames: Gover, Grover, Hover, Glovier, Kover, Dover, Cozier, Geier, Dozier

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Govier Family Origin

Where is the Govier family from?

Govier Family Occupations

What did your Govier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Govier occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Govier's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Govier family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farm Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Govier.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Govier Historical Records

What Govier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Govier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Govier 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 817 immigration records available for the last name Govier. 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 908 military records available for the last name Govier. For the veterans among your Govier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Govier Life Expectancy

What is the average Govier lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Govier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Govier in 1963 was 60, and 89 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Govier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Govier 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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