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Gilmer Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Gilmore. (In Ireland, it is most likely an Americanized form of the Sligo name Mac Giolla Mhir.) German: from the short form of a Germanic personal name composed with gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).

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

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Gilmer Family Origin

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Gilmer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gilmer family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gilmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Gilmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilmer.

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Gilmer Life Expectancy

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