Gilly Family History

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Gilly Name Meaning

French: variant of Giles 1. German: variant of Gill.

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

Similar surnames: Gille, Golly, Gill, Dilly, Gillen, Tilly, Gills, Gally, Willy, Gall

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Gilly Family Origin

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Gilly Family Occupations

What did your Gilly ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coachman (Dom), Cook Domestic Servant and Iron Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gilly. The most common Gilly occupation in the UK was Coachman (Dom). 13% of Gilly's were Coachman (Dom)s. A less common occupation for the Gilly family was Iron Roller.

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  • Coachman (Dom)

  • Cook Domestic Servant

  • Iron Moulder

  • Iron Roller


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

Gilly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gilly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilly 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 Gilly. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gilly. For the veterans among your Gilly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilly Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilly lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gilly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Gilly in 1959 was 56, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilly 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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