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Gildersleeve Family History

Gildersleeve Name Meaning
English: nickname for a flamboyant dresser, from Middle English gyldenesleve ‘golden sleeve’.

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

136,025 Historical Documents with Gildersleeve on Ancestry.com
9,259 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,391 Military Records
1,350 Immigration Records
12,091 Census and Voter Lists
110,934 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gildersleeve Families

  • Number of Gildersleeve families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gildersleeve families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gildersleeve census records

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Gildersleeve Family Origin

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Gildersleeve Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gildersleeve

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Gildersleeve Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gildersleeve census records

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Gildersleeve Civil War Service Records

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