Gilchrist Family History

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Gilchrist Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Gille Crìosd ‘servant of Christ’.

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


Similar surnames: Gilbride, Gilchrest, Gillis, Christ, Crist, Gilbert, Gilcrest, Chris

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Gilchrist Family Origin

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Gilchrist Family Occupations

What did your Gilchrist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gilchrist. 12% of Gilchrist men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Gilchrist women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilchrist were Clerk and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    5%
  • Stenographer
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gilchrist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Gilchrist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilchrist 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilchrist. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Gilchrist. For the veterans among your Gilchrist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilchrist Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilchrist lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gilchrist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gilchrist in 1941 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilchrist 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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