Gildon Family History

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Gildon Name Meaning

English: from Old English gylden ‘golden’, perhaps applied for someone with golden hair.

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


Similar surnames: Eldon, Wilton, Dillon, Baldon, Tilton, Hilton, Girton, Weldon, Milton

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Gildon Family Origin

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Gildon Family Occupations

What did your Gildon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter, Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gildon. A less common occupation for the Gildon family was Keeping House. The most common Gildon occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 17% of Gildon's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    17%

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

Gildon Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gildon Life Expectancy

What is the average Gildon lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gildon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gildon in 1959 was 28, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gildon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gildon 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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