Galpin Family History

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Galpin Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a messenger or scullion (in a monastery), from Old French galopin ‘page’, ‘turnspit’, from galoper ‘to gallop’.

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


Similar surnames: Galvin, Gilpin, Harpin, Ballin, Gardin, Albin, Lappin, Gauvin, Maupin

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Galpin Family Origin

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Galpin Family Occupations

What did your Galpin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Galpin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Galpin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galpin family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galpin.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Galpin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Galpin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Galpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galpin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Galpin

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Galpin. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Galpin. For the veterans among your Galpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galpin Life Expectancy

What is the average Galpin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Galpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Galpin in 1954 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galpin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galpin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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