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Gilpin Name Meaning

English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin. Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Gillian, Giffin, Galvin, Gillan, Gilvin, Millin, Gillen, Halpin

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Where is the Gilpin family from?

You can see how Gilpin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilpin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilpin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 107 Gilpin families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Gilpin's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gilpin families in 1911.
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What did your Gilpin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gilpin. 26% of Gilpin men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Gilpin women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilpin were Labourer and Operator.

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Hunter trapper
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    60%
  • Operator
    40%
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Census Records

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Gilpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilpin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilpin. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Gilpin. For the veterans among your Gilpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilpin lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Gilpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gilpin in 1947 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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