Kilgore Family History

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Kilgore Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Kilgour in Fife, named in Gaelic as ‘goat wood’, from coille ‘wood’ + gobhar, gabhar ‘goat’.

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

Similar surnames: Wilmore, Killgore, Kilgo, Gilmore, Blore, Kingsmore, Elmore, Skidmore

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Kilgore Family Origin

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Kilgore Family Occupations

What did your Kilgore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kilgore. 15% of Kilgore men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Kilgore women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kilgore were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kilgore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Kilgore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilgore 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kilgore. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Kilgore. For the veterans among your Kilgore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilgore Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kilgore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kilgore in 1943 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilgore

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilgore 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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