Girling Family History

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Girling Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): much reduced and altered form of the medieval French nickname coeur de lion ‘lion heart’. Compare Codling. Probably a variant of German Gierling, itself a variant of Gerling.

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

Similar surnames: Garling, Gilling, Harling, Gosling, Billing, Gerling, Curling

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Girling Family Origin

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Girling Family Occupations

What did your Girling 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 Girling. 10% of Girling men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Girling women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Girling were Farm Labourer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Cowman
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

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

Girling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Girling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girling 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Girling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Girling. For the veterans among your Girling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Girling Life Expectancy

What is the average Girling lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Girling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Girling in 1962 was 83, and 70 in 2004.

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