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Gilleland Family Origin

Where is the Gilleland family from?

Gilleland Family Occupations

What did your Gilleland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gilleland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Gilleland's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilleland. A less common occupation for the Gilleland family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Gilleland Historical Records

What Gilleland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Gilleland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilleland 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 Gilleland

Passenger List

There are 869 immigration records available for the last name Gilleland. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gilleland. For the veterans among your Gilleland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilleland Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilleland lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gilleland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Gilleland in 1958 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilleland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilleland 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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