Guild Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a nickname for someone who played a prominent part in a medieval guild. It may, however, be a Scottish variant of Gold. Welsh: Anglicized form of the Welsh surname Gwyllt, a nickname meaning ‘wild’.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Guile, Gula, Gold, Gullo, Wild, Guill, Quill, Grill, Child

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Guild Family Origin

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Guild Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • School

    20%
  • Merchant

    10%
  • Store Keeper

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guild. A less common occupation for the Guild family was Store Keeper. The most common Guild occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Guild's were Farmers.

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Guild Historical Records

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Guild Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Guild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Guild in 1951 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guild

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