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Giddings Surname Meaning

English (southern): variant of Giddens .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Iddings, Gilling, Eddings, Golding, Wilding, Dudding, Gittings

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Where is the Giddings family from?

You can see how Giddings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giddings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giddings families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 370 Giddings families living in Wiltshire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Giddings's in United Kingdom. Wiltshire had the highest population of Giddings families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giddings surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giddings ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Giddings. 14% of Giddings men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Giddings women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giddings were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Giddings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giddings census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Giddings. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Giddings. For the veterans among your Giddings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Giddings lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Giddings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Giddings in 1943 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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