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Gayles Family History

Gayles Name Meaning
English (northeast): probably a variant of Gale. UK 13.Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Gölz (see Goelz).

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

9,538 Historical Documents with Gayles on Ancestry.com
3,710 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
692 Military Records
82 Immigration Records
2,444 Census and Voter Lists
2,610 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gayles Families

  • Number of Gayles families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gayles families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gayles families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gayles Family Origin

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Gayles Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gayles

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Gayles Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gayles census records

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Gayles Civil War Service Records

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