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Gamelin Name Meaning

French: from pet form of any of the compound personal names formed with gamal, related to Old Norse gamall, Old German gamel ‘old’, ‘aged’. Possibly a respelling of German Gammelin, a habitational name from a place in Mecklenburg called Gammelin.

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


Similar surnames: Gamlin, Melin, Gatlin, Pamplin, Galin, Garlin, Gaulin, Hamel, Gamblin

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Where is the Gamelin family from?

You can see how Gamelin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gamelin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gamelin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 8 Gamelin families living in Wisconsin. This was about 67% of all the recorded Gamelin's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Gamelin families in 1880.
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What did your Gamelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gamelin. 30% of Gamelin men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Gamelin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gamelin were Officer and Sales Lady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Officer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Sales Lady
    20%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gamelin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamelin 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 830 immigration records available for the last name Gamelin. 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 302 military records available for the last name Gamelin. For the veterans among your Gamelin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gamelin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gamelin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gamelin in 1946 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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