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Goodwater Name Meaning

Probably a translation of German Gutwasser, a habitational name from any of numerous places in Bohemia and Moravia named for their supply of good water.

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


Similar surnames: Outwater, Broadwater, Bookwalter, Goodwine, Goldwater, Water, Goodall

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Goodwater Family Origin

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Goodwater Family Occupations

What did your Goodwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Laborer, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goodwater. The most common Goodwater occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 33% of Goodwater's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Goodwater family was Carpenter.

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  • Farm Laborer

    33%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    8%

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Goodwater Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Goodwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Goodwater lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Goodwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Goodwater in 1963 was 80, and 56 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goodwater 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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