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Gilstrap Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place with a name such as Gil(l)sthorp(e), the first element being on Old English or Old Norse personal name, the second being Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘settlement’, or possibly an Anglicized form of a Danish habitational name from Gelstrup or Gølstrup in Jutland. The surname id found in SC, GA, and TX.

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


Similar surnames: Bidstrup, Gillard, Elstad, Olstad, Molstad, Milstead, Hillstead

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Gilstrap Family Origin

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Gilstrap Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    50%
  • Esquire (Nobe)

    25%
  • Footman

    25%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilstrap family was Footman. Annuitant and Esquire (Nobe) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gilstrap. The most common Gilstrap occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 50% of Gilstrap's were Annuitants.

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Gilstrap Historical Records

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Gilstrap Life Expectancy

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