Gillespie Family History

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Gillespie Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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


Similar surnames: Gilleran, Gillispie, Gillaspie, Gillis, Gilpin, Glaspie, Gillen

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Gillespie Family Origin

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Gillespie Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, the most common Gillespie occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Gillespie's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillespie family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillespie.

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Gillespie Historical Records

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Gillespie Life Expectancy

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