Gallant Family History

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Gallant Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person, from Old French, Middle English galant ‘bold’, ‘dashing’, ‘lively’. The meanings ‘gallant’ and ‘attentive to women’ are further developments, which may lie behind some examples of the surname. French: variant spelling of Galant, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Galant, Tallant, Vaillant, Galland, Calland, Galante, Allan, Gallin

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Gallant Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gallant name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gallant. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gallant Family Origin

Where is the Gallant family from?

Gallant Family Occupations

What did your Gallant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gallant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Gallant's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gallant. A less common occupation for the Gallant family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Gallant Historical Records

What Gallant family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Gallant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallant 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Gallant. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Gallant. For the veterans among your Gallant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gallant Life Expectancy

What is the average Gallant lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gallant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gallant in 1942 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gallant 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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