Gaillard Family History

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Gaillard Name Meaning

nickname from French gaillard ‘strong’, ‘robust’, possibly from Gaulish galia ‘strength’ + the suffix -ard. from Old French gaile ‘cheerful’ (of Germanic origin; compare Gale 1) + the pejorative suffix -ard.

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

Similar surnames: Aguillard, Maillard, Gillard, Mallard, Billard, Allard, Callard

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Gaillard Family Origin

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Gaillard Family Occupations

What did your Gaillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gaillard occupation in the UK was Artist. 13% of Gaillard's were Artists. Artist, Boot Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaillard. A less common occupation for the Gaillard family was Chief Cook D.

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  • Artist

  • Boot Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Chief Cook D


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Gaillard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gaillard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaillard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Gaillard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gaillard. For the veterans among your Gaillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaillard Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Gaillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gaillard in 1950 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaillard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaillard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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