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Gillen Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Gillan or reduced form of McGillen. Dutch: patronymic from Gil, a personal name that is a much reduced and altered vernacular form of Latin Aegidius (see Giles). German: variant of Gilbert. See also Gille 2.

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


Similar surnames: Dillen, Gilles, Hillen, Millen, Gille, Billen, Giller, Gillet, Gallen

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Gillen Family Origin

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Gillen Family Occupations

What did your Gillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gillen family was Painter. The most common Gillen occupation in the USA was Laborer. 16% of Gillen's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillen.

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Painter

    2%

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Gillen Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Gillen ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Gillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, Gillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gillen in 1943 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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