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Gilliand Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Gillian. Swiss French: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Gilliard, Gillian, Gillean, Milliard, Gililland, Killian, Gilliland

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Where is the Gilliand family from?

You can see how Gilliand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilliand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilliand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Gilliand families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gilliand's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gilliand families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilliand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilliand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gilliand. 30% of Gilliand men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gilliand women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilliand were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gilliand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilliand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 335 immigration records available for the last name Gilliand. 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 Cards

There are 867 military records available for the last name Gilliand. For the veterans among your Gilliand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilliand lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gilliand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Gilliand in 1959 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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