Goy Name Meaning

French: from the Old French word goi (Latin gubia) denoting a type of bill hook or knife used by vine-growers or coopers, hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such implements. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gouy, for example in Aisne or Pas-de-Calais. Galician: probably a habitational name from Goy in Lugo province, Galicia. German: northwestern variant of Gau.

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


Similar surnames: Gay, Moy, Toy, Loy, Guy, Goya, Hoy, Roy, Foy, Way

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Goy Family Origin

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Goy Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Goy. 50% of Goy men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Cultivateur
    12%

*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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Passenger List

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Goy Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Goy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Goy in 1960 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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