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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Goes Family Origin

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Goes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%
  • Comisary Sgt.

    8%
  • Cooper

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Goes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Goes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goes family was Cooper. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Comisary Sgt. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goes.

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Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goes

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