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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


Similar surnames: Gilligan, Gilleran, Gillian, Gilfillan, Gilland, Gilleland, Gillan

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Gilliland Family Origin

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Gilliland Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gilliland family was Farming. 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.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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Gilliland Historical Records

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Gilliland Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Gilliland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gilliland in 1941 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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