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Gildner Surname Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial name or metonymic occupational name for a worker in gold from Yiddish gildner ‘golden’. German: variant of Güldner (see Guldner ).

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

Similar surnames: Goldner, Guldner, Giller, Willner, Lindner, Bilder, Mildner, Giltner

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Where is the Gildner family from?

You can see how Gildner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gildner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Gildner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 33 Gildner families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Gildner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gildner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gildner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gildner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gildner. 100% of Gildner men worked as a Laborer. .

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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 1921

  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 494 immigration records available for the last name Gildner. 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 Cards

There are 490 military records available for the last name Gildner. For the veterans among your Gildner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gildner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gildner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Gildner in 1943 was 64, and 77 in 2004.

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