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Gilling Name Meaning

from a variant of the personal name Julian. habitational name from either of two places in North Yorkshire, Gilling East and Gilling West, named in Old English as ‘(settlement of) the people (Old English ingas) of a man called G¯thia or Getla’.

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


Similar surnames: Billing, Willing, Pilling, Halling, Gelling, Melling, Illing, Alling

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Where is the Gilling family from?

You can see how Gilling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilling families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Gilling families living in Ontario. This was about 25% of all the recorded Gilling's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Gilling families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilling surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gilling. 34% of Gilling men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Gilling women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilling were Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Typist
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gilling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilling. 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 837 military records available for the last name Gilling. For the veterans among your Gilling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilling lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilling in 1963 was 73, and 98 in 2004.

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