Gilyard Family History

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Gilyard Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Gillard. Compare Gilliard.

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


Similar surnames: Hilyard, Ginyard, Dillard, Gilliard, Minyard, Gillard, Bolyard

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Gilyard Family Origin

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Gilyard Family Occupations

What did your Gilyard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gilyard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Gilyard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilyard family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Cook were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilyard.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Cook

    3%
  • Keeps House

    3%

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

Gilyard Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gilyard Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilyard lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gilyard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gilyard in 1950 was 31, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilyard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilyard 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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