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Georgia Name Meaning

Americanized form of any of several derivatives in various European languages of the Greek personal name Geōrgios (see George ) for example Greek Georgiadis . It is unlikely to be connected with the female personal name Georgia still less with the state or country called Georgia.

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


Similar surnames: Georgian, George, Georgi, Georgas, Georger, Georg, Giorgi, Georgiou

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Where is the Georgia family from?

You can see how Georgia families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Georgia family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Georgia families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Georgia families living in Pembrokeshire. This was about 35% of all the recorded Georgia's in United Kingdom. Pembrokeshire had the highest population of Georgia families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Georgia surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Georgia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Georgia. 24% of Georgia men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Georgia women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Georgia were Mechanic and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Georgia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Georgia 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 785 immigration records available for the last name Georgia. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Georgia. For the veterans among your Georgia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Georgia lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Georgia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Georgia in 1958 was 59, and 72 in 2004.

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