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Gillies Name Meaning

Scottish (western) and Irish (Wexford): variant of Gillis or McGillis .

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

Similar surnames: Gilliss, Gillie, Gillis, Gillins, Gilles, Willie, Gillem, Gillmer

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Where is the Gillies family from?

You can see how Gillies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gillies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gillies families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 3 Gillies families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Gillies's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gillies families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gillies surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gillies ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gillies. 10% of Gillies men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Gillies women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gillies were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Gillies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gillies 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 47,000 immigration records available for the last name Gillies. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Gillies. For the veterans among your Gillies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gillies lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gillies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Gillies in 1954 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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