Gilles Family History

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Gilles Name Meaning

French: variant spelling of Giles. German: from the personal name Gilius, from Aegilius, a Late Latin variant of Aegidius (see Giles 1).

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

Similar surnames: Gillen, Illes, Gille, Gillet, Giles, Galles, Giller, Gillem, Tilles

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Gilles Family Origin

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Gilles Family Occupations

What did your Gilles ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gilles. 39% of Gilles men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Gilles women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilles were Farmers Son and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant

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

Gilles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Gilles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilles 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilles. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Gilles. For the veterans among your Gilles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilles Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilles lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Gilles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gilles in 1953 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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