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Gille Name Meaning

French: variant of Gilles . German: variant of Gill . German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name ultimately related to a verb gelten ‘to sacrifice repay or reward’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gill, Pille, Giller, Gillen, Gilles, Mille, Gillet, Gilly, Ille

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Where is the Gille family from?

You can see how Gille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gille families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Gille families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gille's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Gille families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gille surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gille. 22% of Gille men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gille women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gille were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gille census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gille. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gille. For the veterans among your Gille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gille lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Gille in 1962 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

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