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Gil Family History

Gil Name Meaning
Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Dutch, and German: from the personal name Gil, from French Gille(s), from Latin Aegidius (see Giles).German: from Slavic gil ‘bullfinch’, probably a nickname for a simpleton.

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

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Name Distribution of Gil Families

  • Number of Gil families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gil families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gil last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gil census records

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Gil Family Origin

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Gil Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gil

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Gil Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gil census records

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Gil Civil War Service Records

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