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Gholson Family History

Gholson Name Meaning
Variant of English Goldstone 2 and 3.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

103,909 Historical Documents with Gholson on Ancestry
11,237 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,170 Military Records
247 Immigration Records
8,000 Census and Voter Lists
82,255 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gholson Families

  • Number of Gholson families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gholson families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gholson last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gholson census records

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Gholson Family Origin

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Gholson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gholson

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Gholson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gholson census records

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Gholson Civil War Service Records

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