Guild Family History

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Guild Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a nickname for someone who played a prominent part in a medieval guild. It may, however, be a Scottish variant of Gold. Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh surname Gwyllt, a nickname meaning ‘wild’.

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

Similar surnames: Gill, Guile, Gula, Gold, Gullo, Wild, Guill, Quill, Grill, Child

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Guild Family Origin

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Guild Family Occupations

What did your Guild ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Farm Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guild. A less common occupation for the Guild family was Ag. Lab.. The most common Guild occupation in the UK was Farmer. 14% of Guild's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Servant

  • Ag. Lab.


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

Guild Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Guild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guild 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Guild. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Guild. For the veterans among your Guild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guild Life Expectancy

What is the average Guild lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Guild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Guild in 1951 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guild ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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