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Gilliland Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan. Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

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


Similar surnames: Gilligan, Gilleran, Gillian, Gilfillan, Gilland, Gilleland, Gillan

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Gilliland Family Origin

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Gilliland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    70%
  • Clerk

    4%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Ship Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gilliland family was Ship Carpenter. The most common Gilliland occupation in Canada was Farmer. 70% of Gilliland's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilliland.

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Gilliland Life Expectancy

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