Gilling Family History

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Gilling Name Meaning

from a variant of the personal name Julian. habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire, Gilling East and Gilling West, named in Old English as ‘(settlement of) the people (Old English ingas) of a man called G¯thia or Getla’.

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


Similar surnames: Billing, Willing, Pilling, Halling, Gelling, Melling, Illing, Alling

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Gilling Family Origin

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Gilling Family Occupations

What did your Gilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gilling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Gilling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilling family was Field Hand. Farmer, Cart Driver and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilling.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Cart Driver

    6%
  • Dressmaker

    6%
  • Field Hand

    6%

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

Gilling Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilling in 1963 was 73, and 98 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilling 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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