Gills Name Meaning

English: variant of Gill. Scottish and English: habitational name from Gills in the parish of Canisbay, Caithness.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Mills, Gille, Wells, Lilly, Gall, Gilles, Grill, Gilly, Dills

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Gills Family Origin

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Gills Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    15%
  • Fisherman

    7%
  • Laundress

    4%
  • Accountant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gills family was Accountant. Coal Miner, Fisherman and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gills. The most common Gills occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 15% of Gills's were Coal Miners.

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Gills Historical Records

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Gills Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Gills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gills in 1947 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gills

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