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Gallagher Family History

Gallagher Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair ‘descendant of Gallchobhar’, a personal name from the elements gall ‘strange’, ‘foreign’ + cabhair ‘help’, ‘support’.

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

1,780,276 Historical Documents with Gallagher on Ancestry.com
626,674 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
89,959 Military Records
104,683 Immigration Records
439,425 Census and Voter Lists
519,535 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gallagher Families

  • Number of Gallagher families
     1,393 - 2,783
     465 - 1,392
     1 - 464
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gallagher families
     940 - 1,878
     314 - 939
     1 - 313
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gallagher families
     302 - 602
     101 - 301
     1 - 100
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gallagher census records

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Gallagher Family Origin

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

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Gallagher Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Gallagher

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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.

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Gallagher Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gallagher census records

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Gallagher Civil War Service Records

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