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Galligan Name Meaning

Southern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealagáin ‘descendant of Gealagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of geal ‘bright’, ‘white’.

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


Similar surnames: Halligan, Gilligan, Gillian, Gallivan, Nelligan, Milligan, Hallinan

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Galligan Family Origin

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Galligan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Dressmaker

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Plasterer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Galligan family was Plasterer. Farmer, Dressmaker and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galligan. The most common Galligan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Galligan's were Farmers.

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Galligan Historical Records

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Galligan Life Expectancy

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