Giles Name Meaning

English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert, and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard). Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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


Similar surnames: Miles, Iles, Giel, Gines, Gilles, Niles, Hils, Gilkes, Lile, Vilas

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Giles family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Giles. The most common Giles occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Giles's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Giles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Giles in 1943 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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