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Giddings Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a group of villages near Huntingdon, called Great, Little, and Steeple Gidding, named from Old English Gyddingas ‘people of Gydda’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Iddings, Gilling, Eddings, Golding, Wilding, Dudding, Gittings

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Giddings Family Origin

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Giddings Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Giddings occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Giddings's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giddings. A less common occupation for the Giddings family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%

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Giddings Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Giddings. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giddings census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Giddings. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Giddings. For the veterans among your Giddings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Giddings Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Giddings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Giddings in 1943 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Giddings

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Giddings ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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