Giddings Family History

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Giddings Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a group of villages near Huntingdon, called Great, Little, and Steeple Gidding, named from Old English Gyddingas ‘people of Gydda’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Iddings, Gilling, Eddings, Golding, Wilding, Dudding, Gittings

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Giddings Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Giddings name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Giddings. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Giddings Family Origin

Where is the Giddings family from?

Giddings Family Occupations

What did your Giddings ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Giddings family was Farm Laborer. The most common Giddings occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Giddings's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giddings.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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Giddings Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Giddings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giddings 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Giddings. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Giddings. For the veterans among your Giddings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giddings Life Expectancy

What is the average Giddings lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Giddings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Giddings in 1943 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giddings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giddings 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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