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Galloway Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man.

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


Similar surnames: Gallaway, Alloway, Galway, Callow, Gallo, Galley, Callaway, Gallia

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Galloway Family Origin

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Galloway Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • School

    6%
  • Going To School

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Galloway family was Going To School. The most common Galloway occupation in Canada was Farmer. 34% of Galloway's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galloway.

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Galloway Life Expectancy

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