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

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  • Farmer

    68%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Clerk In P.O.

    3%

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

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Gillenwater Historical Records

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Gillenwater Life Expectancy

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