Gillmer Family History

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Gillmer Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Gilmer, itself a variant of Gilmore.

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


Similar surnames: Gillmor, Gilmer, Killmer, Hillmer, Giller, Gillmore, Gilles, Ullmer

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Gillmer Family Origin

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Gillmer Family Occupations

What did your Gillmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Canner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gillmer. 21% of Gillmer men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gillmer women worked as a Canner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillmer were Labor and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Canner
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
  • F F Looper
    8%
  • Maid
    8%

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

Gillmer Historical Records

What Gillmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gillmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillmer 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 204 immigration records available for the last name Gillmer. 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 359 military records available for the last name Gillmer. For the veterans among your Gillmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillmer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gillmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Gillmer in 1963 was 69, and 52 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillmer 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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