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Gilleran Surname Meaning

Irish (Roscommon): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giollaráin or Ó Giollaráin formerly Mac Giolla Éanáin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Eanán’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Gilsenan, Gilliland, Gilligan, Killoran, Gillian, Colleran, Gillan

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Where is the Gilleran family from?

You can see how Gilleran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilleran family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gilleran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Gilleran families living in Lancashire. This was about 38% of all the recorded Gilleran's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Gilleran families in 1891.
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What did your Gilleran ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gilleran. 60% of Gilleran women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    60%
  • Household Duties
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilleran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilleran 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 821 immigration records available for the last name Gilleran. 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 443 military records available for the last name Gilleran. For the veterans among your Gilleran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilleran lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Gilleran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gilleran in 1955 was 62, and 65 in 2003.

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