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Gorges Family History

Gorges Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named with Old French gorge ‘gorge ravine’ (see Gorge ). German (also Görges): derivative of Georg . French: variant of Gorge

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


Similar surnames: Borges, Goates, Forge, Georger, Fornes, Torres, Gorgas, Sorge, Lorge

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Where is the Gorges family from?

You can see how Gorges families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorges family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gorges families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Gorges family living in Hampshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Gorges's in United Kingdom. Hampshire and 4 other counties had the highest population of Gorges families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorges surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorges ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gorges. 38% of Gorges men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Gorges women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorges were Operator and Secretary. .

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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

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 897 immigration records available for the last name Gorges. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gorges. For the veterans among your Gorges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorges lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gorges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gorges in 1942 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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