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Origins of the Gould surname

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About the Goulds

We have a total number of 135751 records for people with the last name Gould.

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Alternative variations of the name Gould

Gould, Gold, Goold, Goulds, Gilder, Goulde

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Where do most Goulds live?

In 1921, most Goulds lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Goulds

How common is your surname?

364th most common surname in the UK

We have 113,000 records for the Gould surname. The oldest one dates back to 1477.

Who were Goulds most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Goulds.

What are the most common Gould first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Gould family members

Common jobs for Goulds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Goulds in 1921
Dressmaker

517

Laundress

388

Domestic Servant

306

General Servant Domestic

280

General Servant

214

Common Male occupations for Goulds in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

575

General Labourer

403

Farmer

386

Carpenter

385

Farm Labourer

351

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