Gilling Family History

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Gilling Name Meaning

from a variant of the personal name Julian. habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire, Gilling East and Gilling West, named in Old English as ‘(settlement of) the people (Old English ingas) of a man called G¯thia or Getla’.

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


Similar surnames: Billing, Willing, Pilling, Halling, Gelling, Melling, Illing, Alling

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Gilling Family Origin

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Gilling Family Occupations

What did your Gilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gilling. 22% of Gilling men worked as a General Labourer and 80% of Gilling women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilling were Solicitor and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    22%
  • Dairy Farmer
    22%
  • Railway Clerk
    16%
  • Solicitor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    2%

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

Gilling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilling 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilling. 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 837 military records available for the last name Gilling. For the veterans among your Gilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilling in 1963 was 73, and 98 in 2004.

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