Gelvin Family History

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Gelvin Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Galvin.

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

Similar surnames: Gilvin, Galvin, Melvin, Gilpin, Gillin, Yellin, Gelin, Elvin, Colvin

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Gelvin Family Origin

Where is the Gelvin family from?

Gelvin Family Occupations

What did your Gelvin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gelvin occupation in the UK was Ships Rivetter. 50% of Gelvin's were Ships Rivetters. A less common occupation for the Gelvin family was Woollen Weaver. Ships Rivetter and Contractor'S Carter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gelvin.

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  • Ships Rivetter

  • Contractor'S Carter

  • Woollen Weaver


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

Gelvin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gelvin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gelvin 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 250 immigration records available for the last name Gelvin. 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 643 military records available for the last name Gelvin. For the veterans among your Gelvin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gelvin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gelvin lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gelvin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gelvin in 1951 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gelvin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gelvin 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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