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Gilde Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from a place so named near Gifhorn in Lower Saxony. Dutch (also ‘t Gilde): from gilde ‘craft guild’ either a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or guildhall so named or a metonymic occupational name for a head or an employee of a guild.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Milde, Goede, Hille, Eide, Linde, Gerde, Wilde, Gille, Hilde, Diede

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Where is the Gilde family from?

You can see how Gilde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gilde family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Gilde's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gilde families in 1840.
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What did your Gilde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gilde. 40% of Gilde men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gilde women worked as a Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Barber
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gilde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilde 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 659 immigration records available for the last name Gilde. 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 351 military records available for the last name Gilde. For the veterans among your Gilde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilde lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gilde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gilde in 1955 was 45, and 87 in 2004.

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