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Goya Surname Meaning

Japanese: written 胡屋 ‘barbarian room’ or 呉屋 ‘give room’. It is found mostly in the Ryūkyū Islands. As in China foreigners were called barbarians in Japan and the Ryūkyūs in earlier times. Basque: Castilianized form of Goia a topographic name from goi ‘upper part’ + the definite article -a. Galician: habitational name from Goya in Lugo province Galicia (Spain).

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

Similar surnames: Noya, Goy, Moya, Goda, Gola, Koga, Ota, Cota, Noia, Toda

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You can see how Goya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goya family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Goya families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Goya family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Goya's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Goya families in 1911.
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What did your Goya ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Goya. 100% of Goya men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goya. 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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There are 812 military records available for the last name Goya. For the veterans among your Goya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goya lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Goya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Goya in 1961 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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