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Goring Family History

Goring Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and West Sussex named Goring, from Old English Garingas ‘people of Gara’, a short form of the various compound names with the first element gar ‘spear’. German (Göring): see Goering.

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


Similar surnames: Gowing, Moring, Gehring, Bering, Golding, Godin, Spring, Loring

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Where is the Goring family from?

You can see how Goring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goring family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goring families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 209 Goring families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Goring's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Goring families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goring 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 Goring. 15% of Goring men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Goring women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goring were Unpaid Domestic Duties and Private Means. .

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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
    15%
  • Window Cleaner
    7%
  • Gardener
    7%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Goring. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Goring. For the veterans among your Goring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goring lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Goring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Goring in 1955 was 56, and 71 in 2004.

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