Gillian Family History

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Gillian Name Meaning

English: variant of Julian. Irish (Tyrone and Derry): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gileáin ‘son of Gileán’, a variant of the personal name Gealán, from a diminutive of geal ‘bright’, ‘white’.

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

Similar surnames: Gilligan, Gillan, Gilpin, Gillion, Gillman, Illian, Gilleran

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Gillian Family Origin

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Gillian Family Occupations

What did your Gillian ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gillian occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Gillian's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillian. A less common occupation for the Gillian family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Gillian Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Gillian. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillian 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillian. 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 Gillian. For the veterans among your Gillian ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillian Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillian lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gillian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gillian in 1958 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillian

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillian 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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