Gil Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Dutch, and German: from the personal name Gil, from French Gille(s), from Latin Aegidius (see Giles). German: from Slavic gil ‘bullfinch’, probably a nickname for a simpleton.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Giel, Gal, Gilb, Geil, Gail, Gille, Gell, Milz, Goy

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Gil Family Origin

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Gil Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farming

    8%
  • House Carpenter

    8%

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In 1880, the most common Gil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Gil's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gil family was House Carpenter. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gil.

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Gil Historical Records

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Gil Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Gil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gil in 1948 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gil

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