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 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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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Retired Merchant

    14%
  • Tailor

    14%

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

Gilgen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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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