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Gilger Family History

Gilger Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a medieval personal name a derivative of Aegilius a later form of Latin Aegidius (see Giles ).

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


Similar surnames: Gilgen, Gilmer, Gillen, Wilger, Giller, Hilger, Gille, Hilmer, Gilkes

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Where is the Gilger family from?

You can see how Gilger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilger family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1841 there were 4 Gilger families living in Renfrewshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Gilger's in Scotland. Renfrewshire had the highest population of Gilger families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gilger. 30% of Gilger men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Gilger women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilger were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Pumper
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • School Teacher
    28%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 296 immigration records available for the last name Gilger. 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 Cards

There are 679 military records available for the last name Gilger. For the veterans among your Gilger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gilger in 1943 was 41, and 57 in 2004.

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