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Galant Family History

Galant Name Meaning

French: variant of Gallant 3 (see Galland ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or artificial name from Yiddish or German galant ‘gallant polite’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gallant, Galante, Tallant, Gant, Grant, Galan, Garland, Malan, Galano

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Where is the Galant family from?

You can see how Galant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Galant families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there was 1 Galant family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Galant's in USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Galant families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Galant. 47% of Galant men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Galant women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galant were Pharmacist and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    47%
  • Proprietor
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Pharmacist
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Galant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 881 immigration records available for the last name Galant. 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 Cards

There are 527 military records available for the last name Galant. For the veterans among your Galant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galant lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Galant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galant in 1961 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

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