Gortney Family History

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Gortney Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Gort(h)ner, a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from an agent derivative of Low German gorte ‘groats’.

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


Similar surnames: Gorney, Portner, Gartner, Fortney, Gartley, Bortner, Fortner, Portney

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Gortney Family Origin

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Gortney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    78%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Working On Farm

    11%

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In 1880, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gortney. The most common Gortney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 78% of Gortney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gortney family was Working On Farm.

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Gortney Historical Records

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Gortney Life Expectancy

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