Gallen Family History

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Gallen Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Galláin ‘descendant of Gallán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gall ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Galley, Gillen, Allen, Galler, Galen, Kallen, Tallon, Fallen, Hallen

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Gallen Family Origin

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Gallen Family Occupations

What did your Gallen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gallen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Gallen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gallen family was Saloon Keeper. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gallen.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Saloon Keeper

    4%

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

Gallen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Search 1940's US census records for Gallen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gallen. 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 Gallen. For the veterans among your Gallen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gallen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gallen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gallen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gallen in 1957 was 41, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gallen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gallen 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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