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Gillingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Dorset Norfolk and Kent named Gillingham ‘homestead (Old English hām) of the people of Gylla’ an unattested Old English personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Dillingham, Fillingham, Billingham, Willingham, Ellingham, Bellingham

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Where is the Gillingham family from?

You can see how Gillingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillingham families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 20 Gillingham families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Gillingham's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gillingham families in 1911.
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What did your Gillingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gillingham. 34% of Gillingham men worked as a Carpenter. .

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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

  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Gillingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillingham 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillingham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Gillingham. For the veterans among your Gillingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillingham lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gillingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gillingham in 1953 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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