Guilfoyle Family History

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Guilfoyle Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil, a patronymic from the personal name Giolla Phóil ‘servant of (Saint) Paul’.

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

Similar surnames: Kilfoyle, Gilboy, Gilmore, Kilcoyne, Guill, Gilroy, Gilhooly, Griffee

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Guilfoyle Family Origin

Where is the Guilfoyle family from?

Guilfoyle Family Occupations

What did your Guilfoyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Guilfoyle occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 30% of Guilfoyle's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guilfoyle. A less common occupation for the Guilfoyle family was Merchant.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guilfoyle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Guilfoyle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Guilfoyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guilfoyle 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Guilfoyle. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Guilfoyle. For the veterans among your Guilfoyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guilfoyle Life Expectancy

What is the average Guilfoyle lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Guilfoyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Guilfoyle in 1949 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guilfoyle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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