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Giller Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fishmonger from Middle English giller gilour gelour ‘gutter of fish’ a derivative of Middle English gil(e) ‘fish gill’ + the agent suffix -er or -our. English: possibly a variant of Guyler (see Guiler ). English: occasionally perhaps a variant of Gillard . German: variant of Gille German: habitational name for someone from Gill near Neuss in the Rhineland. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Hiller a variant of Hillel. The initial g is due to Russian influence since Russian has no h and alters it to g in borrowed words and names.

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

Similar surnames: Geller, Galler, Hiller, Tiller, Miller, Gille, Diller, Gillen, Biller

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Where is the Giller family from?

You can see how Giller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Giller families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Giller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Giller's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Giller families in 1840.
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What did your Giller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Giller. 13% of Giller men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Giller women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Giller were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

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

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What is the average Giller lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Giller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Giller in 1957 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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