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Origins of the Gwilym surname

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We have a total number of 949 records for people with the last name Gwilym.

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Where do most Gwilyms live?

In 1921, most Gwilyms lived in South West.


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Interesting facts about Gwilyms

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 892 records for the Gwilym surname. The oldest one dates back to 1860.

Who were Gwilyms most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Gwilym first names?

  • John
  • David
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Gwilyms

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Gwilyms in 1921
General Servant Domestic

7

Dressmaker

6

At Home

3

Barmaid

3

Schoolar

3

Common Male occupations for Gwilyms in 1921
Coal Miner

25

Coal Miner Hewer

18

Coalminer

8

Coal Hewer

7

Carpenter

5

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