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Gorga Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Catalan: topographic name from Sicilian gorga, Catalan gorg(a) ‘place where water collects’, ‘mill pond’, ‘gorge’. Catalan: habitational name from Gorga in Alacant.

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


Similar surnames: Gorgas, Gorka, Morga, Morea, Goya, Gora, Loga, Organ, Borg, Sorge

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Where is the Gorga family from?

You can see how Gorga families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorga family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Gorga families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Gorga families living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gorga's in Canada. New Brunswick and 1 other province had the highest population of Gorga families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorga surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorga ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gorga. 36% of Gorga men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Gorga women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorga were Barber and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Barber
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    43%
  • Packer
    29%
  • Saleslady
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gorga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorga 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 625 immigration records available for the last name Gorga. 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 283 military records available for the last name Gorga. For the veterans among your Gorga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorga lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gorga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gorga in 1962 was 73, and 74 in 2004.

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