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Gallier Surname Meaning

French and English (West Midlands): nickname for a jovial man from Old French galier gallier guallier galure ‘coxcomb fop’ or ‘affable man’. In England it is in part of Huguenot origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Vallier, Callier, Hollier, Galley, Parlier, Galler, Tullier, Gallion

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Where is the Gallier family from?

You can see how Gallier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gallier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gallier families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Gallier families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Gallier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gallier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gallier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gallier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Painter was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gallier. 100% of Gallier men worked as a Painter. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Painter
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gallier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallier 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 722 immigration records available for the last name Gallier. 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 782 military records available for the last name Gallier. For the veterans among your Gallier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gallier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gallier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gallier in 1952 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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