Gilligan Family History

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Gilligan Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giollagáin, a double diminutive of giolla ‘lad’.

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

Similar surnames: Gillian, Galligan, Milligan, Gilliland, Gilleran, Gillan, Halligan

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Gilligan Family Origin

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Gilligan Family Occupations

What did your Gilligan 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 Gilligan. 4% of Gilligan men worked as a General Labourer and 45% of Gilligan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilligan were Boiler Erector and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Boiler Erector

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Gilligan Historical Records

What Gilligan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Gilligan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilligan 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilligan. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Gilligan. For the veterans among your Gilligan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilligan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilligan lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gilligan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gilligan in 1944 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilligan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilligan 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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