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Gilpin Name Meaning

English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin. Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Gillian, Giffin, Galvin, Gillan, Gilvin, Millin, Gillen, Halpin

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Gilpin Family Origin

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Gilpin Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilpin. The most common Gilpin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Gilpin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilpin family was Farming.

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Gilpin Life Expectancy

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