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Gould Family History

Gould Name Meaning

English: variant of Gold .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gold, Goold, Gauld, Goude, Gourd, Golda, Wold, Moule, Goulder

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Where is the Gould family from?

You can see how Gould families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gould family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gould families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 765 Gould families living in Ontario. This was about 46% of all the recorded Gould's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gould families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gould surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gould ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gould. 32% of Gould men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Gould women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gould were Carpenter and Servant. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 480,000 census records available for the last name Gould. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gould 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Gould. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Gould. For the veterans among your Gould ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gould lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gould life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gould in 1943 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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