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Goeser Name Meaning

North German (Göser): occupational name for a breeder or keeper of geese, from an agent derivative of Low German gos ‘goose’. Compare Ganser.

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


Similar surnames: Gieser, Oeser, Keser, Goes, Grueser, Gaiser, Glaser, Bieser, Fieser

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Where is the Goeser family from?

You can see how Goeser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goeser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Goeser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 17 Goeser families living in Iowa. This was about 29% of all the recorded Goeser's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Goeser families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goeser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goeser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Goeser. 39% of Goeser men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Goeser women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goeser were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
  • Retired
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
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What Goeser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Goeser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goeser census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 204 immigration records available for the last name Goeser. 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 335 military records available for the last name Goeser. For the veterans among your Goeser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goeser lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Goeser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Goeser in 1963 was 91, and 75 in 2004.

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