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
Scholar 1,652
Agricultural Labourer 182
Coal Miner 121
General Labourer 93
Domestic Servant 89
Dress Maker 87
Labourer 69
General Servant 64
Farm Labourer 51
Laundress 49
General Servant Domestic 45
Annuitant 35
Gardener 30
Carpenter 29
Charwoman 28
Butcher 23
Farm Servant Indoor 23
Tailor 23
Farmers Son 23
General Domestic Servant 21
House Keeper 21
Bricklayer 20
Cook Domestic Servant 20
Cotton Weaver 20
None 19

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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