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Kilmartin Surname Meaning

Irish and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhártain or Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Màrtainn ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Martin’. See Gilmartin . Scottish: habitational name from the placename Kilmartin (Argyll).

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


Similar surnames: Gilmartin, Mcmartin, Kilgallon, Martin, Larkin, Marcin, Marti

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Where is the Kilmartin family from?

You can see how Kilmartin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kilmartin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kilmartin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 47 Kilmartin families living in Lancashire. This was about 25% of all the recorded Kilmartin's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Kilmartin families in 1891.
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What did your Kilmartin 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 Kilmartin. 30% of Kilmartin men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Kilmartin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kilmartin were Incapacitated 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
    30%
  • Builders Labourer
    18%
  • Plasterer
    18%
  • Incapacitated
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kilmartin. For the veterans among your Kilmartin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kilmartin lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kilmartin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kilmartin in 1941 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

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