Gilman Family History

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Gilman Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gillman. Altered spelling of German Gillmann (see Gillman).

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

Similar surnames: Gillman, Girman, Kilman, Milman, Hilman, Silman, Tillman, Pigman

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Gilman Family Origin

Where is the Gilman family from?

Gilman Family Occupations

What did your Gilman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilman family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilman. The most common Gilman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Gilman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Blacksmith


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

Gilman Historical Records

What Gilman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Gilman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilman 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilman. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Gilman. For the veterans among your Gilman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilman Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gilman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1944. The average life expectancy for Gilman in 1940 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilman 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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