Gover Family History

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Gover Name Meaning

English: most probably, as Reaney proposes, a variant of Gofair, a nickname from Middle English go(n) ‘to go’ (Old English gan) + fair ‘lovely’, ‘quiet(ly)’ (see Fair).

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


Similar surnames: Rover, Gomer, Over, Gower, Glover, Cover, Lover, Comer, Govier

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Gover Family Origin

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Gover Family Occupations

What did your Gover ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gover occupation in Canada was Farmer. 55% of Gover's were Farmers. Farmer, Attends School and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gover. A less common occupation for the Gover family was Mail Driver.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Attends School

    27%
  • Farmers Son

    9%
  • Mail Driver

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gover ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gover Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gover 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gover. 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 Gover. For the veterans among your Gover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gover Life Expectancy

What is the average Gover lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gover in 1941 was 32, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gover ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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