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Gouse Family History

Gouse Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gaus.

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


Similar surnames: Douse, Couse, Rouse, Fouse, Mouse, Youse, Shouse, Royse, Clouse

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Where is the Gouse family from?

You can see how Gouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gouse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Gouse families living in Quebec. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gouse's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gouse families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gouse. 31% of Gouse men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gouse women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gouse were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    29%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gouse 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 168 immigration records available for the last name Gouse. 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 313 military records available for the last name Gouse. For the veterans among your Gouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gouse lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gouse in 1951 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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