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Guild Family History

Guild Name Meaning

Scottish (Angus and Perthshire): apparently a nickname for someone who played a prominent part in a medieval guild. It may however be a Scottish variant of Gould .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gill, Guile, Gula, Gold, Gullo, Wild, Guill, Quill, Grill, Child

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Where is the Guild family from?

You can see how Guild families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guild family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guild families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 76 Guild families living in Massachusetts. This was about 48% of all the recorded Guild's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Guild families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Guild surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Guild ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Guild. 11% of Guild men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Guild women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guild were Clerk and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Guild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guild census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Guild. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Guild. For the veterans among your Guild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guild lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Guild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Guild in 1951 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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