Gilland Family History

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Gilland Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of Gilliland. In Scotland possibly a habitational name from Gullane near Edinburgh, locally pronounced Gillan.

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

Similar surnames: Gillund, Millan, Gilliland, Gillan, Gillen, Calland, Gillian, Gillard

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Gilland Family Origin

Where is the Gilland family from?

Gilland Family Occupations

What did your Gilland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Alum Work Stoker and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilland. A less common occupation for the Gilland family was Brush Maker. The most common Gilland occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Gilland's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Alum Work Stoker

  • Annuitant

  • Brush Maker


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

Gilland Historical Records

What Gilland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gilland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilland 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilland. 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 Gilland. For the veterans among your Gilland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilland Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilland lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gilland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Gilland in 1945 was 38, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilland 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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