Gilpin Family History

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Gilpin Name Meaning

English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin. Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Gillian, Giffin, Galvin, Gillan, Gilvin, Millin, Gillen, Halpin

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Gilpin Family Origin

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Gilpin Family Occupations

What did your Gilpin ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • French Polisher


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

Gilpin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Gilpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilpin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilpin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gilpin. For the veterans among your Gilpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilpin Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilpin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gilpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gilpin in 1947 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilpin

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