Gilleran Family History

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Gilleran Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giollaráin or Ó Giollaráin, according to Woulfe, formerly Mac Giolla Éanáin ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Eanán’.

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

Similar surnames: Gilsenan, Gilliland, Gilligan, Killoran, Gillian, Colleran, Gillan

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Gilleran Family Origin

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Gilleran Family Occupations

What did your Gilleran ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer and Clerk (Shumac Merchants) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gilleran. The most common Gilleran occupation in the UK was Labourer. 50% of Gilleran's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Gilleran family was Railway Servant.

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  • Labourer

  • Clerk (Shumac Merchants)

  • Railway Servant


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Gilleran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gilleran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilleran 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gilleran. 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 Gilleran. For the veterans among your Gilleran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilleran Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilleran lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2003, in the United States, Gilleran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gilleran in 1955 was 62, and 65 in 2003.

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