Gilmour Family History

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Gilmour Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant spelling of Gilmore.

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

Similar surnames: Gillmor, Gilmer, Gillmore, Kilgour, Gillmer, Gilmore, Milbourn

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Gilmour Family Origin

Where is the Gilmour family from?

Gilmour Family Occupations

What did your Gilmour ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilmour. A less common occupation for the Gilmour family was Laborer. The most common Gilmour occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Gilmour's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Clerk

  • Laborer


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

Gilmour Historical Records

What Gilmour family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Gilmour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilmour 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilmour. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Gilmour. For the veterans among your Gilmour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilmour Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilmour lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gilmour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gilmour in 1953 was 19, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilmour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilmour 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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