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Gougeon Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for maker or pegs or stakes, from goujon ‘peg’, ‘stake’. nickname from the gudgeon, Old French gougon (Latin gobio, genitive gobionis). The fish is considered easy to catch, and so the nickname may have denoted a greedy or gullible person.

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

Similar surnames: Gudgeon, Pidgeon, Bourdon, Goulet, Gordon, Fougere, Mouton, Houghton

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Where is the Gougeon family from?

You can see how Gougeon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gougeon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gougeon families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 452 Gougeon families living in Quebec. This was about 87% of all the recorded Gougeon's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gougeon families in 1911.
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What did your Gougeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gougeon. 26% of Gougeon men worked as a Journalier and 20% of Gougeon women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gougeon were Marchande and Clerk.

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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

  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Marchande

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Journalier
  • Modiste
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 425 immigration records available for the last name Gougeon. 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 439 military records available for the last name Gougeon. For the veterans among your Gougeon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gougeon lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gougeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gougeon in 1950 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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