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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gilpin. 13% of Gilpin men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Gilpin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilpin were Motor Engineer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Incapacitated
  • Motor Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

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.

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