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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

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Retired Merchant

    14%
  • Tailor

    14%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gilgen family was Tailor. The most common Gilgen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Gilgen's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Retired Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilgen.

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Gilgen Historical Records

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Gilgen Life Expectancy

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