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Gifillan Family History

Gifillan Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Gilfillan, Gillan, Gililland, Millan, Gillen, Gillian, Mcmillan

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Where is the Gifillan family from?

You can see how Gifillan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gifillan family name was found in the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1891. The most Gifillan families were found in Scotland in 1861. In 1891 there were 2 Gifillan families living in Durham. This was 100% of all the recorded Gifillan's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Gifillan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gifillan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

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

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Census Records

There are 39 census records available for the last name Gifillan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gifillan 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 4 immigration records available for the last name Gifillan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6 military records available for the last name Gifillan. For the veterans among your Gifillan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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