Gonsalves Family History

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Gonsalves Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Portuguese Gonçalves (see Goncalves). This name is also found in western India, where it was taken by Portuguese colonists.

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


Similar surnames: Goncalves, Gonsales, Gonzalez, Gonsalez, Galles, Sales, Goates, Naves

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Gonsalves Family Origin

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Gonsalves Family Occupations

What did your Gonsalves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gonsalves family was Farmer. Miner, Blacksmith and Cordage Factory were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gonsalves. The most common Gonsalves occupation in the USA was Miner. 22% of Gonsalves's were Miners.

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  • Miner

    22%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Cordage Factory

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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Gonsalves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gonsalves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gonsalves 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 Gonsalves. 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 Gonsalves. For the veterans among your Gonsalves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gonsalves Life Expectancy

What is the average Gonsalves lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gonsalves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gonsalves in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gonsalves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gonsalves 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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