Gilbertson Family History

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Gilbertson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Gilbert. Americanized form of Norwegian Gilbertsen or a cognate in Danish or Swedish.

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


Similar surnames: Gilbertsen, Albertson, Eilertson, Gilbert, Amberson, Gasperson

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Gilbertson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gilbertson name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    33%

  • Norway

    23%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Sweden

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    10%

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Gilbertson Family Origin

Where is the Gilbertson family from?

Gilbertson Family Occupations

What did your Gilbertson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gilbertson occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Gilbertson's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilbertson. A less common occupation for the Gilbertson family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Fisherman

    2%

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

Gilbertson Historical Records

What Gilbertson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Gilbertson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilbertson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilbertson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gilbertson. For the veterans among your Gilbertson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilbertson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilbertson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gilbertson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gilbertson in 1953 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilbertson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilbertson 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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