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Illes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Iles. Hungarian (Illés): from the old ecclesiastical name Illés, variant of Éliás, Hungarian form of Elijah. German: patronymic from the personal name Ille, one of several vernacular forms of Aegidius (see Giles).

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


Similar surnames: Ille, Alles, Gilles, Balles, Miles, Isles, Zilles, Dillen, Ellis

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Where is the Illes family from?

You can see how Illes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Illes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Illes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Illes families living in Manitoba. This was about 83% of all the recorded Illes's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Illes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Illes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Illes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Illes. 40% of Illes men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Illes women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Illes were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Family Worker
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    28%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Illes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Illes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Illes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Illes. For the veterans among your Illes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Illes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Illes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Illes in 1952 was 40, and 70 in 2004.

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