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Gullion Name Meaning

Irish: shortened form of Magullion or Mac Gullian Anglicized forms of Gaelic Mac Gilleáin a diminutive of gile ‘brightness’ geal ‘bright’ or giolla ‘lad’. This surname is now rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Gillian, Scullion, Bullion, Culliton, Gunion, Gallion, Million, Gulli

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Where is the Gullion family from?

You can see how Gullion families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gullion family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gullion families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Gullion families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gullion's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Gullion families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gullion surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gullion ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gullion. 29% of Gullion men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Gullion women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gullion were Barber and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gullion. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gullion 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 796 immigration records available for the last name Gullion. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gullion. For the veterans among your Gullion ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gullion lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gullion life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gullion in 1953 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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