Gilmore Family History

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Gilmore Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Mhoire (Scots), Mac Giolla Mhuire (Irish), patronymics from personal names meaning ‘servant of (the Virgin) Mary’. Irish: in Armagh, reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhura ‘servant of St. Mura (of Fahan, Donegal)’ or, in Sligo, of Mac Giolla Mhir ‘son of the spirited lad’.

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

Similar surnames: Gilmer, Dilmore, Gillmore, Gilmour, Kilgore, Delmore, Larmore

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Gilmore Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gilmore name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gilmore. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Gilmore Family Origin

Where is the Gilmore family from?

Gilmore Family Occupations

What did your Gilmore ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilmore family was Laborer. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilmore. The most common Gilmore occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Gilmore's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gilmore ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gilmore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 256,000 census records available for the last name Gilmore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilmore 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilmore. 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 52,000 military records available for the last name Gilmore. For the veterans among your Gilmore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilmore Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilmore lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gilmore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gilmore in 1940 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilmore 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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