Kilpatrick Family History

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Kilpatrick Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phádraig ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Patrick’ (Irish Pádraig). Scottish: habitational name from any of various places named in Gaelic as cill Padraig ‘church of (Saint) Patrick’.

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

Similar surnames: Gilpatrick, Kirkpatrick, Patrick, Fitzpatrick, Millerick, Karrick

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Kilpatrick Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kilpatrick name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kilpatrick. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Kilpatrick Family Origin

Where is the Kilpatrick family from?

Kilpatrick Family Occupations

What did your Kilpatrick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kilpatrick family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kilpatrick. The most common Kilpatrick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Kilpatrick's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Kilpatrick Historical Records

What Kilpatrick family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Kilpatrick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kilpatrick 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Kilpatrick. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Kilpatrick. For the veterans among your Kilpatrick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kilpatrick Life Expectancy

What is the average Kilpatrick lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kilpatrick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kilpatrick in 1944 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kilpatrick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kilpatrick 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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