Goos Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a breeder or keeper of geese, from Middle Low German gos ‘goose’. South German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on Gote ‘Goth’ or got ‘god’.

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


Similar surnames: Roos, Good, Goes, Goss, Loos, Glos, Boos, Hoos, Voos, Moos

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Goos Family Origin

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Goos Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Baker

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Hotel Keeper

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Goos occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Goos's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goos. A less common occupation for the Goos family was Hotel Keeper.

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Goos Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Goos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Goos in 1953 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goos

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