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Gallas Family History

Gallas Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Gerlach. Dutch: possibly also a nickname from galasse ‘cobblestone’ or ‘gall stone’. Polish: variant of Galas. Eastern German: variant of Gall 2, with the Slavic suffix -as.

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


Similar surnames: Galla, Pallas, Ballas, Galas, Galler, Hallas, Gall, Galley, Alles

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Where is the Gallas family from?

You can see how Gallas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gallas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gallas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Gallas families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gallas's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Gallas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gallas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gallas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gallas. 27% of Gallas men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Gallas women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gallas were Clerk and Assembler.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Packer
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Assembler
    12%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 949 immigration records available for the last name Gallas. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Gallas lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gallas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gallas in 1954 was 47, and 63 in 2004.

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