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Gifton Family History

Gifton Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Girton, Lifton, Hilton, Linton, Hinton, Wilton, Gayton, Winton

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Where is the Gifton family from?

You can see how Gifton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gifton family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Gifton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Gifton family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gifton's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Gifton families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gifton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gifton ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 90 census records available for the last name Gifton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gifton 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 20 immigration records available for the last name Gifton. 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 5 military records available for the last name Gifton. For the veterans among your Gifton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gifton lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2003, in the United States, Gifton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Gifton in 1972 was 75, and 74 in 2003.

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