Gillies Family History

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Gillies Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gillis or McGillis.

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

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

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Gillies Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gillies name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gillies. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Gillies Family Origin

Where is the Gillies family from?

Gillies Family Occupations

What did your Gillies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gillies occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Gillies's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gillies family was Machinist. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gillies.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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

Gillies Historical Records

What Gillies family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Gillies Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gillies 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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