Gills Name Meaning

English: variant of Gill. Scottish and English: habitational name from Gills in the parish of Canisbay, Caithness.

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


Similar surnames: Gill, Mills, Gille, Wells, Lilly, Gall, Gilles, Grill, Gilly, Dills

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Gills Family Origin

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Gills Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gills. A less common occupation for the Gills family was Farm Laborer. The most common Gills occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Gills's were Farmers.

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Gills Historical Records

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Gills Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Gills life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Gills in 1947 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gills

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