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Gilhooly Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ghuala ‘son of the gluttonous lad’, from gola ‘gullet’, ‘gut’.

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

Similar surnames: Gilroy, Gallogly, Gilboy, Gill, Guilfoyle, Milloy, Looby, Gillooly

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Where is the Gilhooly family from?

You can see how Gilhooly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilhooly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilhooly families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Gilhooly families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Gilhooly's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gilhooly families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilhooly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilhooly ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gilhooly. 38% of Gilhooly men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Gilhooly women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilhooly were Laborer and Clerk.

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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

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Gilhooly lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gilhooly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gilhooly in 1950 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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