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Gillman Family History

Gillman Name Meaning

English: from a personal name, Old French Guillemin, Anglo-Norman French Williman, pet forms of Guillaume, Willelm (see William). German (Gillmann): variant of Gille 2.

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


Similar surnames: Pillman, Gilman, Gillian, Sillman, Billman, Willman, Gellman, Killman

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Where is the Gillman family from?

You can see how Gillman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 42 Gillman families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gillman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gillman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gillman. 59% of Gillman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Gillman women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillman were Accountant and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Courier
    12%
  • Accountant
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
    34%
  • Maid
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Gillman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillman 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillman. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gillman. For the veterans among your Gillman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gillman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gillman in 1944 was 32, and 81 in 2004.

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