Gorey Family History

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Gorey Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mac Gafraidh or Mac Gofraidh ‘son of Gafradh’ (see McCaffrey).

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

Similar surnames: Gory, Goree, Gorry, Garey, Gordy, Gorley, Morey, Gokey, Gosney, Furey

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Gorey Family Origin

Where is the Gorey family from?

Gorey Family Occupations

What did your Gorey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gorey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Gorey's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorey. A less common occupation for the Gorey family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Gorey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gorey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorey. 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 Gorey. For the veterans among your Gorey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gorey Life Expectancy

What is the average Gorey lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Gorey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gorey in 1949 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gorey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gorey 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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