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Gillson Family History

Gillson Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Gilson.

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


Similar surnames: Willson, Jillson, Tillson, Millson, Gillion, Bilson, Gillean, Tillmon

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Where is the Gillson family from?

You can see how Gillson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillson families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 77 Gillson families living in Ontario. This was about 90% of all the recorded Gillson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gillson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gillson. 43% of Gillson men worked as a Labourer.

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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

  • Labourer
    43%
  • Mechanic
    29%
  • Farmer
    29%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Gillson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gillson. For the veterans among your Gillson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Gillson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gillson in 1951 was 64, and 65 in 2004.

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