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Goethals Name Meaning

Dutch: from goed ale ‘good ale’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a brewer. The h, according to Debrabandere, results from a folk interpretation of the second element as hals ‘throat’, ‘neck’.

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


Similar surnames: Korthals, Gothard, Roethle, Kotas, Goethe, Gottwald, Hietala, Goehner

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Goethals Family Origin

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Goethals Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Goethals occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 50% of Goethals's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Portrait Painter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Goethals.

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  • Carpenter

    50%
  • Portrait Painter

    50%

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Goethals Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goethals. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goethals 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goethals. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Goethals. For the veterans among your Goethals ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goethals Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Goethals life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Goethals in 1964 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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