Gwilliam Family History

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Gwilliam Name Meaning

Welsh: from the personal name Gwilym, Welsh form of William. The initial G- was acquired by analogy with names such as Gwyn, of which the lenited form is Wyn.

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

Similar surnames: William, Gilliam, Gillham, Mcwilliam, Gillian, Gillem, Illian

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Gwilliam Family Origin

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Gwilliam Family Occupations

What did your Gwilliam ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gwilliam occupation in the USA was Carpet Weaver. 17% of Gwilliam's were Carpet Weavers. Carpet Weaver, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gwilliam. A less common occupation for the Gwilliam family was Glove Cutter.

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  • Carpet Weaver

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Glove Cutter


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

Gwilliam Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Gwilliam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gwilliam 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gwilliam. 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 Gwilliam. For the veterans among your Gwilliam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gwilliam Life Expectancy

What is the average Gwilliam lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gwilliam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gwilliam in 1954 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gwilliam

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gwilliam 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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