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Jiles Family History

Jiles Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Giles.

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


Similar surnames: Jines, Riles, Viles, Ailes, Niles, Miles, Liles, Milem, Guiles, Bires

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Where is the Jiles family from?

You can see how Jiles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jiles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jiles families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Jiles families living in Georgia. This was about 16% of all the recorded Jiles's in the USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Jiles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jiles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jiles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jiles. 38% of Jiles men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Jiles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jiles were Farm Laborer and Laborer.

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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
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Jiles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jiles 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Jiles. 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 Jiles. For the veterans among your Jiles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jiles lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Jiles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jiles in 1943 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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