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Gilme Family History

Gilme Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Gilmer, Gille, Gilde, Gile, Gill, Gale, Giles, Pille, Holme, Grime

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Where is the Gilme family from?

You can see how Gilme families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilme family name was found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there was 1 Gilme family living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gilme's in the USA. California and 2 other states had the highest population of Gilme families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilme surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilme ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Weaver was the top reported job for people in the US named Gilme. .

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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 Female Occupations in 1940

  • Weaver
    100%
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Census Records

There are 58 census records available for the last name Gilme. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilme census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 14 immigration records available for the last name Gilme. 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 Cards

There are 3 military records available for the last name Gilme. For the veterans among your Gilme ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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