Gilsdorf Family History

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Gilsdorf Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name from Gelsdorf near Remagen, Rhineland.

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


Similar surnames: Zielsdorf, Walsdorf, Alsdorf, Reisdorf, Glandorf, Kasdorf, Holdorf

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Gilsdorf Family Origin

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Gilsdorf Family Occupations

What did your Gilsdorf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilsdorf. A less common occupation for the Gilsdorf family was Cooper. The most common Gilsdorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Gilsdorf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Cooper

    13%

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

Gilsdorf Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gilsdorf Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilsdorf lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gilsdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gilsdorf in 1953 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilsdorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilsdorf 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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