Gilsenan Family History

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Gilsenan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of MacGils(h)enan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Seanáin ‘son of the servant or devotee of St. Senan’.

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


Similar surnames: Gilleran, Gildea, Gilligan, Gillian, Gillan, Greenan, Gillen, Gilgen

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Gilsenan Family Origin

Where is the Gilsenan family from?

Gilsenan Family Occupations

What did your Gilsenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gilsenan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 50% of Gilsenan's were Labourers. Labourer and Road Surveyor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gilsenan.

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • Road Surveyor

    50%

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

Gilsenan Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gilsenan Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilsenan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gilsenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Gilsenan in 1953 was 78, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilsenan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilsenan 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.

Famous Gilsenan Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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