Geelan Family History

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Geelan Name Meaning

Irish (County Galway): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gialláin, which MacLysaght suggests may be derived from a diminutive of giall ‘hostage’.

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

Similar surnames: Keelan, Heelan, Greenan, Whelan, Feehan, Keenan, Keegan, Heenan

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Geelan Family Origin

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Geelan Family Occupations

What did your Geelan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Geelan family was Keeps House. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Geelan. The most common Geelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Geelan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Geelan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Geelan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geelan 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 721 immigration records available for the last name Geelan. 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 493 military records available for the last name Geelan. For the veterans among your Geelan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geelan Life Expectancy

What is the average Geelan lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Geelan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Geelan in 1965 was 68, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Geelan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Geelan 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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