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Goes Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch goes ‘goose’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept geese, or a nickname for a silly person. Portuguese: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Goos, Moes, Gans, Hoos, Hoes, Roos, Goen, Roes, Gores, Goy

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Where is the Goes family from?

You can see how Goes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Goes families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Goes's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Goes families in 1911.
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What did your Goes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goes. 23% of Goes men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Goes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goes were Salesman and Teacher.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    28%
  • Secretary
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Goes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Goes. For the veterans among your Goes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goes lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Goes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Goes in 1958 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

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