Goy Name Meaning

French: from the Old French word goi (Latin gubia) denoting a type of bill hook or knife used by vine-growers or coopers, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such implements. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gouy, for example in Aisne or Pas-de-Calais. Galician: probably a habitational name from Goy in Lugo province, Galicia. German: northwestern variant of Gau.

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

Similar surnames: Gay, Moy, Toy, Loy, Guy, Goya, Hoy, Roy, Foy, Way

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Goy Family Origin

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Goy Family Occupations

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In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goy. A less common occupation for the Goy family was Shepherd. The most common Goy occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Goy's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Shepherd


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Goy Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Goy Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Goy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Goy in 1960 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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