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Where is the Gills family from?
You can see how Gills families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gills family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gills families were found in the USA in 1880, and the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Gills families living in Virginia. This was about 52% of all the recorded Gills's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Gills families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gills surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gills. 23% of Gills men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Gills women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gills were Salesman and Stenographer.