Gilger Family History

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Gilger Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a medieval personal name, a derivative of Aegilius, a later form of Aegidius (see Giles 1).

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


Similar surnames: Gilgen, Gilmer, Gillen, Wilger, Giller, Hilger, Gille, Hilmer, Gilkes

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Gilger Family Origin

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Gilger Family Occupations

What did your Gilger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilger. A less common occupation for the Gilger family was Farming. The most common Gilger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Gilger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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

Gilger Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gilger Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilger lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gilger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gilger in 1943 was 41, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilger 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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