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Origins of the Gallagher surname

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About the Gallaghers

We have a total number of 150556 records for people with the last name Gallagher.

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Alternative variations of the name Gallagher

Gallagher, Gallacher, Galagher, Galacher, Gallaugher, Gallaucher

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Where do most Gallaghers live?

In 1921, most Gallaghers lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Gallaghers

How common is your surname?

537th most common surname in the UK

We have 45,800 records for the Gallagher surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Gallaghers most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Gallagher first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Gallaghers

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Gallaghers in 1921
Cotton Weaver






Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Gallaghers in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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