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Gilliard Family History

Gilliard Name Meaning
English and northern Irish (county Down): probably a variant of Gillard.French and Swiss French: from a derivative of Gillier, from the Germanic personal name Giselher, composed of gisil ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble offspring’ (see Giesel) + heri ‘army’.

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

47,315 Historical Documents with Gilliard on Ancestry.com
15,669 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,169 Military Records
746 Immigration Records
11,850 Census and Voter Lists
16,881 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gilliard Families

  • Number of Gilliard families
     89 - 175
     30 - 88
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gilliard families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gilliard families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gilliard Family Origin

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Gilliard Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gilliard

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Gilliard Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gilliard Civil War Service Records

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