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Gentles Name Meaning

Scottish (Glasgow): variant of Gentle with post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gentile, Gentes, Settles, Gentle, Nettles, Estes, Gales, Fenley

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Where is the Gentles family from?

You can see how Gentles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gentles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gentles families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 16 Gentles families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 62% of all the recorded Gentles's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Gentles families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gentles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gentles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gentles. 100% of Gentles men worked as a Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gentles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gentles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 602 military records available for the last name Gentles. For the veterans among your Gentles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gentles lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gentles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gentles in 1961 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

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