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Gamlin Family History

Gamlin Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Gamel, from the Old Norse personal name Gamall (see Gamble). Americanized form of French Gamelin.

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

Similar surnames: Gamelin, Gatlin, Hamlin, Galin, Gaulin, Maslin, Pamplin, Tomlin

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Where is the Gamlin family from?

You can see how Gamlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gamlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gamlin families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Gamlin family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Gamlin's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Gamlin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gamlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gamlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gamlin. 32% of Gamlin men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Gamlin women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gamlin were Salesman and Seamstress.

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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
  • Inspector
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gamlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gamlin 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 594 immigration records available for the last name Gamlin. 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 627 military records available for the last name Gamlin. For the veterans among your Gamlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gamlin lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gamlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gamlin in 1953 was 53, and 90 in 2004.

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