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Gilpin Family History

Gilpin Name Meaning
English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin.Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

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

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63,178 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,025 Military Records
5,377 Immigration Records
43,287 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gilpin Families

  • Number of Gilpin families
     49 - 96
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gilpin families
     85 - 167
     29 - 84
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gilpin families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gilpin Family Origin

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Gilpin Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gilpin

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Gilpin Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gilpin census records

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Gilpin Civil War Service Records

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