Gilhooly Family History

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Gilhooly Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Ghuala ‘son of the gluttonous lad’, from gola ‘gullet’, ‘gut’.

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


Similar surnames: Gilroy, Gallogly, Gilboy, Gill, Guilfoyle, Milloy, Looby, Gillooly

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Gilhooly Family Origin

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Gilhooly Family Occupations

What did your Gilhooly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Carpenter and Chain Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilhooly. The most common Gilhooly occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 22% of Gilhooly's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Gilhooly family was Clerk In Post Office.

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  • Keeping House

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Chain Maker

    11%
  • Clerk In Post Office

    11%

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

Gilhooly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilhooly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilhooly 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gilhooly. 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 Gilhooly. For the veterans among your Gilhooly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilhooly Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilhooly lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gilhooly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Gilhooly in 1950 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilhooly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilhooly 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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