Galbraith Family History

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Galbraith Name Meaning

Scottish: ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ (see Gall) + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.

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

Similar surnames: Culbreth, Galati, Gilbride, Galardi, Garth, Malbrough, Galbreath

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Galbraith Family Origin

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Galbraith Family Occupations

What did your Galbraith ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Galbraith occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Galbraith's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galbraith family was Labourer. Farmer, Annuitant and Fisherman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galbraith.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer


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

Galbraith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 93,000 census records available for the last name Galbraith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galbraith 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Galbraith. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Galbraith. For the veterans among your Galbraith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galbraith Life Expectancy

What is the average Galbraith lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Galbraith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Galbraith in 1941 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galbraith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galbraith 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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