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Gilmer Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Gilmore. (In Ireland, it is most likely an Americanized form of the Sligo name Mac Giolla Mhir.) German: from the short form of a Germanic personal name composed with gisil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel).

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


Similar surnames: Hilmer, Giller, Wilmer, Kilmer, Gilger, Kimmer, Simmer, Gille, Hiller

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Gilmer Family Origin

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Gilmer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Black Smith

    25%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • School Teaching & Farmer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilmer family was School Teaching & Farmer. The most common Gilmer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Gilmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Black Smith and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilmer.

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Gilmer Historical Records

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Gilmer Life Expectancy

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