Gillen Family History

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Gillen Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Gillan or reduced form of McGillen. Dutch: patronymic from Gil, a personal name that is a much reduced and altered vernacular form of Latin Aegidius (see Giles). German: variant of Gilbert. See also Gille 2.

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

Similar surnames: Dillen, Gilles, Hillen, Millen, Gille, Billen, Giller, Gillet, Gallen

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Gillen Family Origin

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Gillen Family Occupations

What did your Gillen ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gillen. 50% of Gillen men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Gillen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillen were Porter and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Butler
  • General Farm Labourer
  • Porter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant

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

Gillen Historical Records

What Gillen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Gillen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillen 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 Gillen. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Gillen. For the veterans among your Gillen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gillen Life Expectancy

What is the average Gillen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gillen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gillen in 1943 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gillen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillen 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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