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
General Labourer 115
Living On Own Means 103
General Servant Domestic 98
Dress Maker 72
Scholar 70
Coal Miner Hewer 68
Farmer 64
Domestic Servant 43
Cook Domestic 42
Carpenter 38
Agricultural Labourer 32
Housemaid Domestic 30
Laundress Wash 29
House Maid Domestic 28
School 26
Blacksmith 25
Coal Hewer 25
Charwoman 24
Dressmaker 22
Coal Miner C Hewer 22
Tailoress 21
Servant Domestic 20
Butcher 20
Draper Assistant 19
Gardener Domestic 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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