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Goffin Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): either a diminutive of Goff or from a pet form of the personal name Godfrey. French: nickname from a diminutive of Old French goffe ‘heavy’, ‘coarse’.

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

Similar surnames: Coffin, Giffin, Buffin, Goff, Godin, Godkin, Duffin, Griffin, Gobin

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Where is the Goffin family from?

You can see how Goffin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goffin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goffin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Goffin families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Goffin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Goffin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goffin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Goffin. 60% of Goffin men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Goffin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goffin in 1959 was 45, and 91 in 2004.

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