Gossard Family History

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Gossard Name Meaning

French: from the Germanic personal name Gozhard, composed of an unexplained firt element goz- + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. English (Midlands): occupational name for a keeper of geese, Middle English goseherde, from Old English gos ‘goose’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’.

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

Similar surnames: Bossard, Gothard, Goddard, Guitard, Goshert, Guard, Lessard, Gourd

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Gossard Family Origin

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Gossard Family Occupations

What did your Gossard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gossard. 22% of Gossard men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gossard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gossard were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gossard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gossard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gossard 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Gossard. 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 Gossard. For the veterans among your Gossard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gossard Life Expectancy

What is the average Gossard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gossard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gossard in 1951 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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