Gills Family History

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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

What did your Gills ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Fisherman

  • Laundress

  • Accountant


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

Gills Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Gills. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gills 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gills. 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 Gills. For the veterans among your Gills ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gills Life Expectancy

What is the average Gills lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gills

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gills 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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