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Goossen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Gozzo, a short form of the various compound names with god ‘good’ or god, got ‘god’.

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

Similar surnames: Gosse, Grossen, Goshen, Bossen, Goosen, Goodson, Goossens, Goos

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Where is the Goossen family from?

You can see how Goossen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goossen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Goossen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Goossen families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Goossen's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Goossen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goossen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goossen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Goossen. 70% of Goossen men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
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What Goossen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goossen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goossen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 796 immigration records available for the last name Goossen. 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 Cards

There are 464 military records available for the last name Goossen. For the veterans among your Goossen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goossen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goossen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Goossen in 1959 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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