Iles Family History

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Iles Name Meaning

English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.

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

Similar surnames: Giles, Miles, Iley, Ives, Sales, Ries, Biles, Illes, Niles, Ihle

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Iles Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Iles name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Iles. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Iles Family Origin

Where is the Iles family from?

Iles Family Occupations

What did your Iles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Iles occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Iles's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Iles family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Iles.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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

Iles Historical Records

What Iles family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Iles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iles 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Iles. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Iles. For the veterans among your Iles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Iles Life Expectancy

What is the average Iles lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Iles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Iles in 1948 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Iles 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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