Gilden Family History

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Gilden Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from Gillen.

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

Similar surnames: Gillen, Nolden, Wilden, Gilde, Millen, Linden, Hilde, Willen, Milde

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Gilden Family Origin

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Gilden Family Occupations

What did your Gilden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilden family was Gardener 4 Acres. Laborer, Agricultural Labourer and Engine Driver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilden. The most common Gilden occupation in the UK was Laborer. 18% of Gilden's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Engine Driver

  • Gardener 4 Acres


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

Gilden Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilden 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gilden. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gilden. For the veterans among your Gilden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilden Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilden lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gilden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gilden in 1958 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilden 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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