Gentle Family History

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Gentle Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes ironic, from Middle English, Old French gentil ‘well born’, ‘noble’, ‘courteous’ (Latin gentilis, from gens ‘family’, ‘tribe’, itself from the root gen- ‘to be born’).

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


Similar surnames: Gentile, Gent, Gentry, Ventre, Nettle, Kettle, Kendle, Gentles

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Gentle Family Origin

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Gentle Family Occupations

What did your Gentle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentle. A less common occupation for the Gentle family was Labourer. The most common Gentle occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Gentle's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

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

Gentle Historical Records

What Gentle family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gentle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Gentle

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Gentle. 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 Gentle. For the veterans among your Gentle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentle Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentle lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gentle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Gentle in 1945 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentle 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 Gentle Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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