Gillard Family History

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Gillard Name Meaning

English: from a pejorative derivative of the personal name Giles. English and French: from an assimilated form of the personal name Gislehard, a compound of Old High German gisel ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel) + hard ‘hardy’. This name is also found in Switzerland, whence it may have been brought to the U.S.

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

Similar surnames: Billard, Gilliard, Willard, Pillard, Millard, Allard, Hillard

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Gillard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gillard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gillard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Gillard Family Origin

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Gillard Family Occupations

What did your Gillard ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gillard family was Carpenter. Labourer, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillard. The most common Gillard occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Gillard's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter


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

Gillard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Gillard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillard 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillard. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Gillard. For the veterans among your Gillard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillard Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillard lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Gillard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Gillard in 1941 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillard 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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