Gentles Family History

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Gentles Name Meaning

English: variant of Gentle.

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

Similar surnames: Gentile, Gentes, Settles, Gentle, Nettles, Estes, Gales, Fenley

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Gentles Family Origin

Where is the Gentles family from?

Gentles Family Occupations

What did your Gentles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Gentles family was Farmer. Grocer, Commercial Traveller and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gentles. The most common Gentles occupation in the UK was Grocer. 5% of Gentles's were Grocers.

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  • Grocer

  • Commercial Traveller

  • Cotton Spinner

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gentles ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gentles Historical Records

What Gentles family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Gentles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gentles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Gentles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 602 military records available for the last name Gentles. For the veterans among your Gentles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gentles Life Expectancy

What is the average Gentles lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gentles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Gentles in 1961 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gentles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gentles ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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