Gayles Family History

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Gayles Name Meaning

English (northeast): probably a variant of Gale. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gölz (see Goelz).

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


Similar surnames: Gales, Gayler, Gayle, Gyles, Bayles, Gailes, Hayles, Gaynes, Alles

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Gayles Family Origin

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Gayles Family Occupations

What did your Gayles ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher (unemployed) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Gayles. 10% of Gayles men worked as a Butcher (unemployed) and 58% of Gayles women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gayles were Coal Miner Below and Unpaid House Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher (unemployed)
    10%
  • Capstan Lathe Operator
    10%
  • Clerk Engineers Dept Mid Water Board
    10%
  • Coal Miner Below
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Laundress
    15%
  • Paid Domestic Servant To Mrs L C Forster
    15%
  • Unpaid House Keeper
    15%

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

Gayles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gayles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gayles 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 102 immigration records available for the last name Gayles. 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 696 military records available for the last name Gayles. For the veterans among your Gayles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gayles Life Expectancy

What is the average Gayles lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Gayles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gayles in 1948 was 48, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gayles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gayles 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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