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Gallagher Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair ‘descendant of Gallchobhar’, a personal name from the elements gall ‘strange’, ‘foreign’ + cabhair ‘help’, ‘support’.

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


Similar surnames: Faragher, Dalager, Callaghan, Galligher, Galler, Gallager, Gallaugher

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Gallagher Family Origin

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Gallagher Family Occupations

What did your Gallagher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gallagher occupation in Canada was Farmer. 26% of Gallagher's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gallagher family was Laborer. Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gallagher.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gallagher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gallagher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gallagher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallagher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gallagher. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gallagher. For the veterans among your Gallagher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gallagher Life Expectancy

What is the average Gallagher lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gallagher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gallagher in 1940 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gallagher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gallagher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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