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Gilliland Family History

Gilliland Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan. Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

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

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Name Distribution of Gilliland Families

  • Number of Gilliland families
     79 - 156
     27 - 78
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gilliland families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gilliland families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gilliland Family Origin

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Gilliland Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gilliland

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Gilliland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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