Gilles Family History

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Gilles Name Meaning

French: variant spelling of Giles. German: from the personal name Gilius, from Aegilius, a Late Latin variant of Aegidius (see Giles 1).

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

Similar surnames: Gillen, Illes, Gille, Gillet, Giles, Galles, Giller, Gillem, Tilles

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Gilles Family Origin

Where is the Gilles family from?

Gilles Family Occupations

What did your Gilles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Crofter, Carter and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilles. A less common occupation for the Gilles family was Annuitant. The most common Gilles occupation in the UK was Crofter. 6% of Gilles's were Crofters.

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  • Crofter

  • Carter

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Gilles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Gilles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilles 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilles. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Gilles. For the veterans among your Gilles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilles Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilles lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gilles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilles in 1953 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilles 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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