Gilkey Family History

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Gilkey Name Meaning

Northern Irish: unexplained. It may be a pet form of the Scottish personal name Gilchrist.

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


Similar surnames: Gilkes, Wilkey, Dickey, Galley, Hilke, Tilley, Wiley, Milkey, Hilley

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Gilkey Family Origin

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Gilkey Family Occupations

What did your Gilkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher and Unpaid Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gilkey. 25% of Gilkey men worked as a Butcher and 34% of Gilkey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilkey were Rly Checker (heavy) and Forewoman Havesnack Making

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher
    25%
  • Carpenter joiner
    25%
  • Gardener
    25%
  • Rly Checker (heavy)
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic
    34%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    34%
  • Domestic Servant
    17%
  • Forewoman Havesnack Making
    17%

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

Gilkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Gilkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilkey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilkey. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gilkey. For the veterans among your Gilkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilkey lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gilkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Gilkey in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilkey 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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