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Goffin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational from German Hopfen ‘hops’. The initial g is due to Russian influence since Russian has no h and alters it to g in borrowed words and names. French and Walloon: from a pet form of the personal name Godefroy . French and Walloon: possibly also a nickname from a diminutive of Old French goffe ‘heavy coarse’. English (Norfolk and Suffolk): from the Middle English personal name Goffin a diminutive of Goff .

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


Similar surnames: Coffin, Giffin, Buffin, Goff, Godin, Godkin, Duffin, Griffin, Gobin

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Where is the Goffin family from?

You can see how Goffin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goffin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goffin families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 177 Goffin families living in Norfolk. This was about 32% of all the recorded Goffin's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Goffin families in 1891.
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What did your Goffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Goffin. 34% of Goffin men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Goffin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goffin were Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    34%
  • Fisherman
    22%
  • Master Builder
    10%
  • Gardener
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Goffin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Goffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goffin in 1959 was 45, and 91 in 2004.

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