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Gilster Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname, either from an agent derivative of Middle High German gelstern ‘to yell or shout’ or from Low German gilsterig ‘lascivious’.

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


Similar surnames: Galster, Gitter, Gerster, Giltner, Finster, Polster, Gieser, Ganster

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Gilster Family Origin

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Gilster Family Occupations

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  • Boat Builder

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeps House

    33%

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In 1880, the most common Gilster occupation in the USA was Boat Builder. 33% of Gilster's were Boat Builders. Boat Builder and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gilster. A less common occupation for the Gilster family was Keeps House.

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Gilster Life Expectancy

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