Gooley Family History

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Gooley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Goulet. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gabhlaigh, from gabhlach ‘forked’.

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

Similar surnames: Cooley, Dooley, Gorley, Toohey, Bohley, Looney, Toomey, Gurley

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Gooley Family Origin

Where is the Gooley family from?

Gooley Family Occupations

What did your Gooley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gooley occupation in Canada was Confectioner. 10% of Gooley's were Confectioners. Confectioner, Dress-Maker and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gooley. A less common occupation for the Gooley family was Farmer.

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  • Confectioner

  • Dress-Maker

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Gooley Historical Records

What Gooley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gooley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gooley 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 990 immigration records available for the last name Gooley. 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 Gooley. For the veterans among your Gooley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gooley Life Expectancy

What is the average Gooley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gooley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gooley in 1944 was 30, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gooley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gooley 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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