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Iles Family History

Iles Name Meaning

English (mainly Somerset and Gloucestershire): topographic name from Anglo-Norman French isle ‘island’ (Latin insula) or a habitational name from a place in England or northern France named with this element.

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


Similar surnames: Giles, Miles, Iley, Ives, Sales, Ries, Biles, Illes, Niles, Ihle

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Where is the Iles family from?

You can see how Iles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Iles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Iles families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Iles families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Iles's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Iles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Iles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Iles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Iles. 22% of Iles men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Iles women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Iles were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    18%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Iles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Iles 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Iles. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Iles. For the veterans among your Iles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Iles lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Iles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Iles in 1948 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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