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Gildea Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Dhé ‘son of the servant of God’, from Dia ‘God’. The name originated with a monastic family in Donegal in the 11th century.

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


Similar surnames: Giles, Golden, Gilmer, Gillen, Gilkey, Gillem, Gilkes, Gilde, Gilger

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Gildea Family Origin

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Gildea Family Occupations

What did your Gildea ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gildea occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Gildea's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gildea. A less common occupation for the Gildea family was Blacksmith.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gildea ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gildea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gildea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gildea 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gildea. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gildea. For the veterans among your Gildea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gildea Life Expectancy

What is the average Gildea lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gildea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gildea in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gildea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gildea 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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