Gough Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Gough Name Meaning: Believed to have derived from the English word 'goff' meaning 'a smith'. May have also derived from the Wlsh word 'coch', meaning 'red'.

An occupational name given to a smith of some description (blacksmith, goldsmith). May have also been a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complextion from the Welsh word meaning 'red'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Gough Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Gough family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 220
Female Servant 188
Labourer 112
Independent 102
Male Servant 62
Farmer 58
Shoe Maker 32
Dress Maker 27
Carpenter 25
Tailor 22
Weaver 20
Apprentice 17
Pauper 16
Laundress 15
Butcher 15
Independant 15
Coal Miner Miner Miner 14
Blacksmith 13
Grocer 12
Mason 12
Soldier 11
Publican 10
Sawyer 10
Miner 9
Gardener 9

Gough Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Gough 100% 61,342
2 Gaugh 80% 792
3 Googh 80% 231

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