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Gilpin Family History

Gilpin Surname Meaning

English: unexplained. This surname is found mainly in Devon and Yorkshire. Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Gillian, Giffin, Galvin, Gillan, Gilvin, Millin, Gillen, Halpin

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Where is the Gilpin family from?

You can see how Gilpin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilpin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilpin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 167 Gilpin families living in Devon. This was about 20% of all the recorded Gilpin's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Gilpin families in 1891.
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What did your Gilpin 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 Gilpin. 13% of Gilpin men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Gilpin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilpin were Motor Engineer and Incapacitated. .

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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
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Incapacitated
  • Motor Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Gilpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilpin 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 Gilpin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gilpin. For the veterans among your Gilpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilpin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gilpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gilpin in 1947 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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