Gilliland Family History

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Gilliland Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan. Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

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

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Gilliland Family Origin

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Gilliland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilliland. The most common Gilliland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Gilliland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilliland family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Gilliland | Data not to scale

Gilliland Historical Records

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Gilliland Life Expectancy

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