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Find more Gilles relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 139 more people named Gilles in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 1,594 people named Gilles in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 9% more people named Gilles in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,733 people named Gilles were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 58 were disabled
  • 1,675 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 321 adults were unmarried
  • For 862 females, Anna was the most common name

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As Gilles families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most fathers originated from Germany
  • Most immigrants originated from Germany
  • Most mothers originated from Germany
  • 28% were first-generation Americans