Galan Family History

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Galan Name Meaning

Spanish (Galán): nickname from galán ‘beau’, ‘suitor’, a loanword from French galant.

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

Similar surnames: Galano, Balan, Galant, Kalan, Malan, Galaz, Galas, Galat, Galang

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Galan Family Origin

Where is the Galan family from?

Galan Family Occupations

What did your Galan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Attorney At Law, Flax Dresser and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galan. The most common Galan occupation in the USA was Attorney At Law. 20% of Galan's were Attorney At Laws. A less common occupation for the Galan family was Laborer.

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  • Attorney At Law

  • Flax Dresser

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Galan Historical Records

What Galan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Galan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galan 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Galan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Galan. For the veterans among your Galan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galan Life Expectancy

What is the average Galan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Galan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Galan in 1946 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galan 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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