Gilboy Family History

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Gilboy Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Giolla Bhuidhe ‘descendant of the yellow-haired (buidhe) servant’. This is a Connacht surname, sometimes replaced with Scottish Ogilvie. adoption of the English habitational name Gilby, from a place in Lincolnshire, so named from the Old Norse personal name Gilli, which is abstracted from the various Irish personal names containing Gaelic giolla ‘servant’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Bilby, Filby, Gilroy, Kilby, Milby, Wilby, Kirby, Hilton, Bilbo, Irby

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Gilboy Family Origin

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Gilboy Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gilboy family was Car Cleaner. The most common Gilboy occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Gilboy's were Laborers. Laborer, Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilboy.

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  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Farmer

  • Car Cleaner


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Gilboy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Gilboy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilboy 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 651 immigration records available for the last name Gilboy. 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 766 military records available for the last name Gilboy. For the veterans among your Gilboy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilboy Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gilboy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Gilboy in 1955 was 59, and 60 in 2004.

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