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Gossom Family History

Gossom Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English Gosson.

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


Similar surnames: Bossom, Gosson, Golson, Russom, Bosso, Mossop, Goss, Sissom, Folsom

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Where is the Gossom family from?

You can see how Gossom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gossom family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Gossom families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Gossom families living in London. This was about 82% of all the recorded Gossom's in the UK. London had the highest population of Gossom families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gossom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gossom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gossom. 27% of Gossom men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Gossom women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gossom were Superintendent and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Superintendent
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    50%
  • Bookkeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gossom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gossom 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 64 immigration records available for the last name Gossom. 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 387 military records available for the last name Gossom. For the veterans among your Gossom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gossom lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gossom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gossom in 1956 was 32, and 96 in 2004.

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