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Giltner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a maker or seller of wooden buckets from an agent derivative of Middle Low German gilte ‘wooden bucket’.

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


Similar surnames: Zeltner, Kistner, Gartner, Gellner, Mildner, Gilster, Guldner

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Where is the Giltner family from?

You can see how Giltner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giltner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Giltner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Giltner families living in Indiana. This was about 47% of all the recorded Giltner's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Giltner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giltner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giltner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Giltner. 41% of Giltner men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Giltner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giltner were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Giltner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giltner 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 334 immigration records available for the last name Giltner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Giltner. For the veterans among your Giltner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Giltner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Giltner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Giltner in 1951 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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