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Giles Family History

Giles Name Meaning
English and French: from a medieval personal name of which the original form was Latin Aegidius (from Greek aigidion ‘kid’, ‘young goat’). This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit, whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France, Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes, and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans, but by the 12th century it was being confused with the Germanic names Gisel, a short form of Gilbert, and Gilo, which is from Gail (as in Gaillard).Irish: adopted as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Glaisne, a County Louth name, based on glas ‘green’, ‘blue’, ‘gray’.

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

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Name Distribution of Giles Families

  • Number of Giles families
     173 - 344
     58 - 172
     1 - 57
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Giles families
     1,099 - 2,195
     367 - 1,098
     1 - 366
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Giles families
     42 - 81
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Giles Family Origin

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Giles Immigration Information

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Giles Family Occupations

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