Gilvin Family History

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Gilvin Name Meaning

Perhaps a variant spelling of the Irish surnames Gilpin, Gilvane (see Kilbane), or Galvin.

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


Similar surnames: Gelvin, Girvin, Gilpin, Gillin, Galvin, Filbin, Givan, Killin, Gallin

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Gilvin Family Origin

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Gilvin Family Occupations

What did your Gilvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gilvin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Gilvin's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilvin family was At Home. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilvin.

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Teamster

    9%
  • At Home

    4%

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

Gilvin Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gilvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilvin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gilvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gilvin in 1944 was 22, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilvin 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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