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Gillean Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Irish or English Gillian.

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

Similar surnames: Gillen, Gillian, Gillman, Gilliand, Hillen, Gillham, Gillson, Tillman

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Where is the Gillean family from?

You can see how Gillean families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillean family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillean families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 21 Gillean families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Gillean's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gillean families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillean surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillean ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gillean. 43% of Gillean men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Gillean women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillean were Manager and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gillean. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillean 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Gillean. 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 435 military records available for the last name Gillean. For the veterans among your Gillean ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillean lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gillean life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gillean in 1959 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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