Gentile Family History

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Gentile Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Gentile, a continuation of Late Latin Gentilis meaning ‘of the same stock (Latin gens)’ and then ‘non-Christian’, ‘pagan’; as a medieval name it was an omen name with the sense ‘noble’, ‘courteous’, also ‘delicate’, ‘charming’, ‘graceful’ (Italian gentile). In some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname, sometimes possibly ironical, from the same word. English: variant of Gentle.

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

Similar surnames: Gentle, Gent, Bentle, Gentili, Pertile, Benzie, Gentles, Dentice

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Gentile Family Origin

Where is the Gentile family from?

Gentile Family Occupations

What did your Gentile ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gentile occupation in the USA was Laborer. 43% of Gentile's were Laborers. Laborer, Cath. Priest and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentile. A less common occupation for the Gentile family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Cath. Priest

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gentile ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gentile Historical Records

What Gentile family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Gentile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentile census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Gentile. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Gentile. For the veterans among your Gentile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentile Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentile lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Gentile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gentile in 1944 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentile

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentile ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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