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Gillis Family History

Gillis Name Meaning
Scottish: reduced form of Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa ‘son of the servant of Jesus’. Compare McLeish. The usual spelling in Scotland is Gillies.Dutch form of Giles.

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

529,634 Historical Documents with Gillis on Ancestry.com
115,791 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,802 Military Records
17,531 Immigration Records
111,833 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Gillis Families

  • Number of Gillis families
     205 - 407
     69 - 204
     1 - 68
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gillis families
     43 - 84
     15 - 42
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Gillis families
     19 - 35
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Gillis Family Origin

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Gillis Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Gillis

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Gillis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Gillis Civil War Service Records

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