Gilb Family History

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Gilb Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Gilbert.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Gibb, Gil, Bill, Hild, Hils, Gell, Gille, Fill, Gilbo

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Gilb Family Origin

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Gilb Family Occupations

What did your Gilb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Butcher and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilb. A less common occupation for the Gilb family was Dairyman. The most common Gilb occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Gilb's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Butcher

    9%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • Dairyman

    9%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gilb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gilb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilb 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 Gilb. 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 Gilb. For the veterans among your Gilb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilb Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilb lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gilb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Gilb in 1954 was 55, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilb 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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