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Gilmartin Family History

Gilmartin Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Sligo and Leitrim): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhartain a patronymic from the personal name Giolla Mhartain ‘servant of (Saint) Martin’ (see Martin ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kilmartin, Mcmartin, Martin, Garvin, Martins, Gilardi, Gilberti

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Where is the Gilmartin family from?

You can see how Gilmartin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilmartin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilmartin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Gilmartin families living in New York. This was about 71% of all the recorded Gilmartin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gilmartin families in 1840.
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What did your Gilmartin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gilmartin. 12% of Gilmartin men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Gilmartin women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilmartin were New Worker and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    15%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Secretary
    6%
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What is the average Gilmartin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gilmartin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gilmartin in 1946 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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