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Gordo Surname Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from gordo ‘fat’ (from Late Latin gurdus of uncertain origin).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gordon, Gordy, Gord, Lord, Ford, Gold, Sorbo, Orio, Goody, Garde

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Where is the Gordo family from?

You can see how Gordo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gordo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gordo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Gordo families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Gordo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gordo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gordo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gordo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Gordo. 45% of Gordo 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gordo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gordo 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 439 immigration records available for the last name Gordo. 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 665 military records available for the last name Gordo. For the veterans among your Gordo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gordo lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Gordo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gordo in 1964 was 66, and 75 in 2003.

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