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Gilliss Family Origin

Where is the Gilliss family from?

Gilliss Family Occupations

What did your Gilliss ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gilliss occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Gilliss's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gilliss family was Labourer. Farmer and Farmerson were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gilliss.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmerson

  • Labourer


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

Gilliss Historical Records

What Gilliss family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gilliss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilliss 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Gilliss. 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 480 military records available for the last name Gilliss. For the veterans among your Gilliss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilliss Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilliss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gilliss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gilliss in 1954 was 38, and 42 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gilliss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilliss 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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