Gilkerson Family History

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Gilkerson Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Scottish Gilkison.

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

Similar surnames: Gilkeson, Giberson, Wilkenson, Nickelson, Jimmerson, Hickerson

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Gilkerson Family Origin

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Gilkerson Family Occupations

What did your Gilkerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gilkerson family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilkerson. The most common Gilkerson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Gilkerson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Gilkerson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Gilkerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilkerson 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 289 immigration records available for the last name Gilkerson. 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 Gilkerson. For the veterans among your Gilkerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilkerson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilkerson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gilkerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gilkerson in 1954 was 40, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilkerson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilkerson 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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