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

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Hawker

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Laundress

    5%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Hawker and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillen. The most common Gillen occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Gillen's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gillen family was Laundress.

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Gillen Historical Records

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Gillen Life Expectancy

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