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Gillman Family History

Gillman Surname Meaning

English (southern): variant of Gilman . Americanized form of German Gillmann: variant of Gille

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


Similar surnames: Pillman, Gilman, Gillian, Sillman, Billman, Willman, Gellman, Killman

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Where is the Gillman family from?

You can see how Gillman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 291 Gillman families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Gillman's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Gillman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillman 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 Gillman. 24% of Gillman men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Gillman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillman were Carpenter joiner and Private Means. .

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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
    24%
  • Tool Maker
    7%
  • Stevedore
    7%
  • Carpenter joiner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Gillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillman 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillman. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gillman. For the veterans among your Gillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gillman in 1944 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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