Gillins Family History

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Gillins Name Meaning

English: variant of Gillings.

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

Similar surnames: Gilling, Gillings, Gilliss, Gillies, Gillin, Dollins, Sullins

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Gillins Family Origin

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Gillins Family Occupations

What did your Gillins ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gillins occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Gillins's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Gillins family was Carpenter. Laborer, Farm Laborer and Field Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillins.

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  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Field Hand

  • Carpenter


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

Gillins Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gillins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillins 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 400 immigration records available for the last name Gillins. 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 368 military records available for the last name Gillins. For the veterans among your Gillins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillins Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillins lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gillins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gillins in 1963 was 67, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillins 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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