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Gillenwater Family History

Gillenwater Name Meaning
Altered spelling of the English surname Gillingwater, which Reaney suggests is probably a topographic name from Old English gylden ‘yellow’ + wæter ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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

59,339 Historical Documents with Gillenwater on Ancestry.com
10,753 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,516 Military Records
88 Immigration Records
4,757 Census and Voter Lists
42,225 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gillenwater Families

  • Number of Gillenwater families
     26 - 50
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gillenwater families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gillenwater last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gillenwater Family Origin

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Gillenwater Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gillenwater

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Gillenwater Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gillenwater Civil War Service Records

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