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Gines Family History

Gines Name Meaning

Catalan (Ginés): from a medieval personal name, Latin Genesius, from Greek gennesios ‘well-born’, ‘legitimate’.

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


Similar surnames: Giles, Giel, Pines, Hines, Bines, Mines, Denes, Oines, Gaines, Sines

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Where is the Gines family from?

You can see how Gines families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gines family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gines families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Gines family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Gines's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Gines families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gines surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gines ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gines. 38% of Gines men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Gines women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gines were Proprietor 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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gines. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gines 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gines. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gines. For the veterans among your Gines ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gines lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Gines life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gines in 1942 was 30, and 66 in 2004.

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