Galbraith Family History

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Galbraith Name Meaning

Scottish: ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ (see Gall) + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.

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

Similar surnames: Culbreth, Galati, Gilbride, Galardi, Garth, Malbrough, Galbreath

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Galbraith Family Origin

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Galbraith Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Cultivateur

  • Going To School


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Galbraith family was Going To School. The most common Galbraith occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Galbraith's were Farmers. Farmer, School and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galbraith.

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Galbraith Historical Records

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Galbraith Life Expectancy

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