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Gallivan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gealbháin (see Galvin). This form is associated particularly with County Kerry.

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


Similar surnames: Galligan, Sullivan, Hallinan, Gilligan, Gillian, Galvin, Halligan

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Where is the Gallivan family from?

You can see how Gallivan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gallivan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gallivan families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 50 Gallivan families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gallivan's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gallivan families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gallivan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gallivan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gallivan. 50% of Gallivan men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Gallivan women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gallivan were Laborer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Brewer
    10%
  • Student
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    38%
  • Housekeeper
    38%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gallivan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallivan 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gallivan. 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 Gallivan. For the veterans among your Gallivan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gallivan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gallivan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gallivan in 1954 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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