Gallen Family History

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Gallen Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Galláin ‘descendant of Gallán’, a personal name from a diminutive of gall ‘rooster’.

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


Similar surnames: Galley, Gillen, Allen, Galler, Galen, Kallen, Tallon, Fallen, Hallen

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Gallen Family Origin

Where is the Gallen family from?

Gallen Family Occupations

What did your Gallen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Surface Work and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gallen. 5% of Gallen men worked as a Colliery Surface Work and 44% of Gallen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gallen were Fruiter greengrocer and Collecting Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Surface Work
    5%
  • Destillers Cooper (heavy Wor
    5%
  • Engine Kripper Lnc Rey
    5%
  • Fruiter greengrocer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Cafe Managerss
    4%
  • Cleaner (private Service
    4%
  • Collecting Clerk
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gallen Historical Records

What Gallen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Gallen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gallen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gallen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gallen. For the veterans among your Gallen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gallen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gallen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gallen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Gallen in 1957 was 41, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gallen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gallen 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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