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 1880, the most common Gayles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Gayles's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gayles. A less common occupation for the Gayles family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

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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