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Gillings Family History

Gillings Surname Meaning

English:: variant of Gillions (itself a variant of Gillian ) reinterpreted as an -ing suffix. variant of Gilling with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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


Similar surnames: Gilling, Skillings, Willing, Stillings, Gittings, Billings, Dilling

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Where is the Gillings family from?

You can see how Gillings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillings families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 204 Gillings families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Gillings's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gillings families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillings surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillings 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 Gillings. 23% of Gillings men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Gillings women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillings were Retired and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    23%
  • Farm Labourer
    7%
  • Cowman
    7%
  • Retired
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Gillings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillings 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 Gillings. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gillings. For the veterans among your Gillings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillings lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gillings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gillings in 1951 was 25, and 85 in 2004.

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