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Gillenwaters Family History

Gillenwaters Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Gillenwater, Billeter, Gallenstein, Dewaters, Gillentine, Wollenweber

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Where is the Gillenwaters family from?

You can see how Gillenwaters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillenwaters family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillenwaters families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Gillenwaters families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gillenwaters's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Gillenwaters families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillenwaters surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillenwaters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gillenwaters. 39% of Gillenwaters men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gillenwaters women worked as a Cook. .

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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
  • Labor
  • Laborer
  • Coal Loader

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gillenwaters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillenwaters 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 17 immigration records available for the last name Gillenwaters. 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 459 military records available for the last name Gillenwaters. For the veterans among your Gillenwaters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillenwaters lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gillenwaters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gillenwaters in 1953 was 25, and 89 in 2004.

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