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Gillin Surname Meaning

Irish: variant of Gillan .

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


Similar surnames: Gillen, Gilpin, Killin, Gilvin, Gillian, Gillins, Galvin, Dillion

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Where is the Gillin family from?

You can see how Gillin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 29 Gillin families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Gillin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Gillin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Police Constable and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gillin. 100% of Gillin men worked as a Police Constable and 87% of Gillin 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Police Constable
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Pools Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gillin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gillin. For the veterans among your Gillin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillin lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gillin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gillin in 1944 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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