Galant Family History

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Galant Name Meaning

French: nickname for a cheerful or high-spirited person, from galant, the present participle of Old French galer ‘to be in good humor’, ‘enjoy oneself’, a word of Germanic origin (see Gale 1 and Gaillard). The meanings ‘gallant’ and ‘attentive to women’ are later developments, which may lie behind some examples of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Gallant, Galante, Tallant, Gant, Grant, Galan, Garland, Malan, Galano

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Galant Family Origin

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Galant Family Occupations

What did your Galant ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Calender & Finisher and Carter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Galant. The most common Galant occupation in the UK was Calender & Finisher. 50% of Galant's were Calender & Finishers.

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  • Calender & Finisher

  • Carter


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

Galant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Galant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galant 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 881 immigration records available for the last name Galant. 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 527 military records available for the last name Galant. For the veterans among your Galant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galant Life Expectancy

What is the average Galant lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Galant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galant in 1961 was 63, and 71 in 2004.

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