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Gilmer Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Gilmore. (In Ireland, it is most likely an Americanized form of the Sligo name Mac Giolla Mhir.) German: from the short form of a Germanic personal name composed with gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).

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


Similar surnames: Hilmer, Giller, Wilmer, Kilmer, Gilger, Kimmer, Simmer, Gille, Hiller

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Where is the Gilmer family from?

You can see how Gilmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilmer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 14 Gilmer families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gilmer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gilmer families in 1891.
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What did your Gilmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gilmer. 78% of Gilmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Shorthand Typist
    8%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    8%
  • Private Means
    8%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Gilmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilmer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilmer. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Gilmer. For the veterans among your Gilmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilmer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gilmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gilmer in 1942 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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