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Gideon Family History

Gideon Name Meaning
Jewish: from the Biblical name meaning ‘one who cuts down’ in Hebrew. It was borne by an Israelite leader appointed to deliver his people from the Midianites (Judges 6:14).

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

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26,392 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,824 Military Records
1,707 Immigration Records
17,863 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gideon Families

  • Number of Gideon families
     33 - 63
     12 - 32
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gideon families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gideon last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gideon census records

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Gideon Family Origin

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Gideon Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gideon

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Gideon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gideon census records

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Gideon Civil War Service Records

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