Gillingham Family History

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Gillingham Name Meaning

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

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


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

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Gillingham Family Origin

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Gillingham Family Occupations

What did your Gillingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter and Boarder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gillingham. 12% of Gillingham men worked as a Carpenter and 12% of Gillingham women worked as a Boarder. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillingham were Farmer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Labourer
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Boarder
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Fitter
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gillingham Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gillingham Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillingham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillingham 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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