Gillespie Family History

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Gillespie Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Easbuig (Scottish), Mac Giolla Easpaig (Irish), patronymics from a byname meaning ‘servant of the bishop’.

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


Similar surnames: Gilleran, Gillispie, Gillaspie, Gillis, Gilpin, Glaspie, Gillen

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Gillespie Family Origin

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Gillespie Family Occupations

What did your Gillespie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gillespie family was Annuitant. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillespie. The most common Gillespie occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Gillespie's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Gillespie Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gillespie Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillespie lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gillespie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gillespie in 1942 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillespie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillespie 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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