14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Galbraith Family History

Galbraith Name Meaning
Scottish: ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ (see Gall) + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.

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

489,179 Historical Documents with Galbraith on Ancestry.com
93,879 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,812 Military Records
15,211 Immigration Records
88,528 Census and Voter Lists
272,749 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Galbraith Families

  • Number of Galbraith families
     107 - 212
     36 - 106
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Galbraith families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Galbraith families
     378 - 754
     127 - 377
     1 - 126
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Galbraith census records

You can see how Galbraith families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Galbraith census records >

Galbraith Family Origin

Click on a place to view Galbraith immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Galbraith families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Galbraith immigration records >

Galbraith Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Galbraith immigration records

You can find out when most of the Galbraith families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Galbraith immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Galbraith

Click on a circle in the chart to view Galbraith birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your 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.

View all Galbraith ancestors in the SSDI

Galbraith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Galbraith census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Galbraith ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Galbraith census records >

Galbraith Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Galbraith military records >

Message Board about Galbraith 423 Threads, 66 Messages

Look up another family name
×