Gambill Family History

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Gambill Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Gamperl or Gampl, or Swiss Gämperle, variants of Gamper (see Gambel).

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

Similar surnames: Graybill, Grabill, Gamble, Gambel, Gambell, Gumble, Gambrill, Manwill

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Gambill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gambill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gambill. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gambill Family Origin

Where is the Gambill family from?

Gambill Family Occupations

What did your Gambill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gambill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Gambill's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gambill. A less common occupation for the Gambill family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Gambill Historical Records

What Gambill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gambill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gambill census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 400 immigration records available for the last name Gambill. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gambill. For the veterans among your Gambill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gambill Life Expectancy

What is the average Gambill lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gambill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gambill in 1953 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gambill 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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