Gilchrist Family History

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Gilchrist Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Gille Crìosd ‘servant of Christ’.

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

Similar surnames: Gilbride, Gilchrest, Gillis, Christ, Crist, Gilbert, Gilcrest, Chris

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Gilchrist Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gilchrist name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gilchrist. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Gilchrist Family Origin

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Gilchrist Family Occupations

What did your Gilchrist ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gilchrist occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Gilchrist's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilchrist. A less common occupation for the Gilchrist family was Going To School.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Servant

  • Going To School


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

Gilchrist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 125,000 census records available for the last name Gilchrist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilchrist 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilchrist. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Gilchrist. For the veterans among your Gilchrist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilchrist Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilchrist lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gilchrist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gilchrist in 1941 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilchrist 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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