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Gosney Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): possibly a habitational name from Goosnargh in Lancashire, so named from the Old Irish personal name Gussan + Old Norse erg ‘hill pasture’. Probably an Americanized form of German Gossner or Gössner, variants of Gassner.

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


Similar surnames: Cossey, Downey, Rodney, Disney, Corney, Gorney, Goshen, Poskey, Olney

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Where is the Gosney family from?

You can see how Gosney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gosney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gosney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Gosney families living in British Columbia. This was about 39% of all the recorded Gosney's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Gosney families in 1911.
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What did your Gosney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gosney. 50% of Gosney men worked as a Labourer.

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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

  • Labourer
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Gosney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gosney 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gosney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gosney. For the veterans among your Gosney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gosney lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gosney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gosney in 1954 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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