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Gilley Family History

Gilley Name Meaning
Perhaps an altered spelling of Scottish Gillie, or an Americanized spelling of French Gillet.

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

251,704 Historical Documents with Gilley on Ancestry.com
51,023 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,672 Military Records
1,506 Immigration Records
30,586 Census and Voter Lists
160,917 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gilley Families

  • Number of Gilley families
     61 - 120
     21 - 60
     1 - 20
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gilley families
     54 - 106
     19 - 53
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gilley families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gilley census records

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Gilley Family Origin

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Gilley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gilley

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Gilley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gilley census records

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Gilley Civil War Service Records

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