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Gilbert Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin), French, and North German: from Giselbert, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. This personal name enjoyed considerable popularity in England during the Middle Ages, partly as a result of the fame of St. Gilbert of Sempringham (1085–1189), the founder of the only native English monastic order. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Wilbert, Filbert, Hilbert, Albert, Guilbert, Milbert, Gimbert

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Gilbert Family Origin

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Gilbert Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilbert. The most common Gilbert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Gilbert's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilbert family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

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Gilbert Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gilbert ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Gilbert Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Gilbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilbert in 1940 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilbert 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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