Goins Family History

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Goins Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Going. Possibly an altered form of German Göing (see Going).

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

Similar surnames: Goings, Going, Goines, Goans, Pins, Guinn, Glines, Goring, Godina

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Goins Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Goins name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Goins. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Goins Family Origin

Where is the Goins family from?

Goins Family Occupations

What did your Goins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goins. The most common Goins occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Goins's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goins family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Goins ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Goins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Goins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goins 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 901 immigration records available for the last name Goins. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Goins. For the veterans among your Goins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goins Life Expectancy

What is the average Goins lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Goins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Goins in 1944 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goins ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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