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Gilboy Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Giolla Bhuidhe ‘descendant of the yellow-haired (buidhe) servant’. This is a Connacht surname, sometimes replaced with Scottish Ogilvie. adoption of the English habitational name Gilby, from a place in Lincolnshire, so named from the Old Norse personal name Gilli, which is abstracted from the various Irish personal names containing Gaelic giolla ‘servant’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Bilby, Filby, Gilroy, Kilby, Milby, Wilby, Kirby, Hilton, Bilbo, Irby

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Gilboy Family Origin

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Gilboy Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Cardroom In Mill

    8%
  • Cartman

    8%
  • Domestic

    8%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Cardroom In Mill and Cartman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilboy. The most common Gilboy occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Gilboy's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gilboy family was Domestic.

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Gilboy Life Expectancy

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