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Gilden Surname Meaning

Dutch: variant with an unrounded vowel of Gulden . Or a variant of Gilde .

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


Similar surnames: Gillen, Nolden, Wilden, Gilde, Millen, Linden, Hilde, Willen, Milde

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Where is the Gilden family from?

You can see how Gilden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 26 Gilden families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Gilden's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gilden families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilden ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gilden. 93% of Gilden women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    93%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gilden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilden. 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 702 military records available for the last name Gilden. For the veterans among your Gilden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilden lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gilden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gilden in 1958 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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