Gillings Family History

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Gillings Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from the personal name Julian.

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

Similar surnames: Gilling, Skillings, Willing, Stillings, Gittings, Billings, Dilling

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Gillings Family Origin

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Gillings Family Occupations

What did your Gillings ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Works On Farm and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillings. The most common Gillings occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Gillings's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillings family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

  • Works On Farm

  • Laborer

  • At Home


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

Gillings Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Gillings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillings 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillings. 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 Gillings. For the veterans among your Gillings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillings Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillings lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gillings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gillings in 1951 was 25, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillings 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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