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Gilroy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh ‘son of the red-haired lad’, from ruadh ‘red’. Compare McElroy.

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


Similar surnames: Kilroy, Gilboy, Mulroy, Milloy, Girty, Kirby, Croy, Gilkey, Milroy

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Gilroy Family Origin

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Gilroy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Student

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, the most common Gilroy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Gilroy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilroy family was Labourer. Farmer, Laborer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilroy.

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Gilroy Historical Records

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Gilroy Life Expectancy

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