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Guile Name Meaning

Most probably a variant of Gill, in any of the senses pronounced with a hard g. It could also be Scottish, English, or French, an uncomplimentary nickname from Old French guile, Middle English gile ‘deceit’ or ‘treachery’. Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Geil.

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


Similar surnames: Guiler, Grice, Gill, Gail, Gulley, Guire, Guiles, Galle, Pile, Guice

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Where is the Guile family from?

You can see how Guile families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Guile family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Guile families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Guile families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Guile's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Guile families in 1840.
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What did your Guile ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Guile. 26% of Guile men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Guile women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Guile were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Guile. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guile 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 Guile. 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 Guile. For the veterans among your Guile ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Guile lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Guile life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guile in 1957 was 86, and 70 in 2004.

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