Gillan Family History

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Gillan Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Giolláin, from a diminutive of giolla ‘lad’. reduced form of Gilliland.

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


Similar surnames: Gillian, Gillen, Gilligan, Millan, Gilland, Gallen, Finlan, Gillis

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Gillan Family Origin

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Gillan Family Occupations

What did your Gillan ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gillan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gillan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gillan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gillan. 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 Card

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

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Gillan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillan lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gillan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gillan in 1945 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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