Gaskill Family History

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Gaskill Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Gatesgill in Cumbria, so named from Old Norse geit ‘goat’ + skáli ‘shelter’.

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

Similar surnames: Gill, Haskell, Grill, Garrell, Lasell, Haskin, Castell, Askin

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Gaskill Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gaskill name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gaskill. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Gaskill Family Origin

Where is the Gaskill family from?

Gaskill Family Occupations

What did your Gaskill ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gaskill occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Gaskill's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Gaskill family was Gardener. Coal Miner, Joiner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaskill.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Joiner

  • Labourer

  • Gardener


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

Gaskill Historical Records

What Gaskill family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Gaskill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaskill 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaskill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Gaskill. For the veterans among your Gaskill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaskill Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaskill lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gaskill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gaskill in 1947 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaskill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaskill 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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