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Gillis Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish. The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies. Dutch form of Giles.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Gillen, Gillig, Gilpin, Millis, Giblin, Gilliss, Gilles, Gallik

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Gillis Family Origin

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Gillis Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    12%
  • Fisherman

    6%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Gillis occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 12% of Gillis's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Fisherman and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillis. A less common occupation for the Gillis family was Labourer.

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Gillis Historical Records

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Gillis Life Expectancy

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