Gillman Family History

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Gillman Name Meaning

English: from a personal name, Old French Guillemin, Anglo-Norman French Williman, pet forms of Guillaume, Willelm (see William). German (Gillmann): variant of Gille 2.

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


Similar surnames: Pillman, Gilman, Gillian, Sillman, Billman, Willman, Gellman, Killman

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Gillman Family Origin

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Gillman Family Occupations

What did your Gillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gillman family was Carpenter. The most common Gillman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Gillman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillman.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Gillman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gillman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gillman in 1944 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillman 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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