Gilliard Family History

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Gilliard Name Meaning

English and northern Irish (county Down): probably a variant of Gillard. French and Swiss French: from a derivative of Gillier, from the Germanic personal name Giselher, composed of gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Gillard, Hilliard, Millard, Gilliand, Billard, Willard, Dilliard

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Gilliard Family Origin

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Gilliard Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    19%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Labour

    19%
  • Factory Hand

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilliard family was Factory Hand. Carpenter, Farmer and Labour were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilliard. The most common Gilliard occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 19% of Gilliard's were Carpenters.

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Gilliard Historical Records

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Gilliard Life Expectancy

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