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Gohr Name Meaning

from Middle Low German gor ‘quagmire’, ‘bog’, an element in various habitational names from which the surname may have arisen, including Gohr near Neuss; alternatively, it may simply be a topographic name for someone living near a bog. in eastern Germany, possibly from Polish gora ‘mountain’ or gor ‘fire’, ‘burning’ (denoting cleared forest), elements contained in various fieldnames and place names.

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


Similar surnames: Rohr, Gohl, Nohr, Mohr, Sohr, Ohr, Dohr, Lehr, Gehr, Goar

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Where is the Gohr family from?

You can see how Gohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gohr family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gohr families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Gohr families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Gohr's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gohr families in 1911.
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What did your Gohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gohr. 27% of Gohr men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Gohr women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gohr were Machinist and House Wife.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • House Wife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gohr 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 858 immigration records available for the last name Gohr. 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 Gohr. For the veterans among your Gohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gohr lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gohr in 1956 was 59, and 86 in 2004.

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