Governor Family History

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Governor Name Meaning

American English: occupational name for a member of the household of a governor.

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


Similar surnames: Overton, Gerner, Grosvenor, Goehner, Governale, Vernon, Lovern

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Governor Family Origin

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Governor Family Occupations

What did your Governor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Governor family was Farming. The most common Governor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Governor's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Governor.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    25%
  • Farming

    25%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Governor Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Governor Life Expectancy

What is the average Governor lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Governor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Governor in 1947 was 44, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Governor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Governor 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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