Gilgen Family History

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Gilgen Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from the inflected form of a house name ‘at the lily’, based on Middle High German lilge, gilge ‘lily’, or a habitational name for someone from a place called St. Ägidi (earlier, Aegilius), near Passau, for instance.

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

Similar surnames: Gilger, Wilden, Glen, Giller, Millen, Ilgen, Hilden, Gillen, Ringen

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Gilgen Family Origin

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Gilgen Family Occupations

What did your Gilgen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Traveller and Cotton Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gilgen. 34% of Gilgen men worked as a Commercial Traveller and 25% of Gilgen women worked as a Cotton Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilgen were Progress chasing Dept Engineering Works and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Commercial Traveller
  • Gen Labr (navvy) H W
  • Progress chasing Dept Engineering Works

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Cotton Weaver
  • Art silk Winder
  • C F A Dept Rubber Worker Government Inspector
  • Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gilgen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gilgen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilgen 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Gilgen. 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 626 military records available for the last name Gilgen. For the veterans among your Gilgen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilgen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilgen lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gilgen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gilgen in 1954 was 63, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilgen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilgen 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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