Gillenwater Family History

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Gillenwater Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the English surname Gillingwater, which Reaney suggests is probably a topographic name from Old English gylden ‘yellow’ + wæter ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Gissendanner, Ballester, Goodwater, Gillett, Clearwater, Gillen

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Gillenwater Family Origin

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Gillenwater Family Occupations

What did your Gillenwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gillenwater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Gillenwater's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillenwater. A less common occupation for the Gillenwater family was Clerk In P.O..

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  • Farmer

    68%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Clerk In P.O.

    3%

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Gillenwater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gillenwater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillenwater 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 Gillenwater. 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 Gillenwater. For the veterans among your Gillenwater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillenwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillenwater lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gillenwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gillenwater in 1955 was 63, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillenwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillenwater 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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