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Gorski Surname Meaning

Polish and Jewish (from Poland) (Górski): habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Góra Górka or Górki based on góra ‘mountain hill’. Compare Garske Gorsky and Gursky .

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

Similar surnames: Borski, Gorecki, Gurski, Zagorski, Wolski, Molski, Gorka, Gorsky

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Where is the Gorski family from?

You can see how Gorski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gorski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gorski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Gorski families living in London. This was about 83% of all the recorded Gorski's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gorski families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gorski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gorski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gorski. 22% of Gorski men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Gorski women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gorski were Clerk and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • New Worker
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Gorski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gorski 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gorski. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gorski. For the veterans among your Gorski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gorski lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gorski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gorski in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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