Gilroy Family History

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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

What did your Gilroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gilroy. 52% of Gilroy men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Gilroy women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilroy were Laborer and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gilroy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Gilroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilroy 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilroy. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gilroy. For the veterans among your Gilroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilroy Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilroy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gilroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Gilroy in 1940 was 36, and 78 in 2004.

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