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Gilliss Family History

Gilliss Surname Meaning

Scottish and Irish: variant of Gillis .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gillies, Gillis, Gillie, Gillispie, Gillins, Gillison, Gallis, Gilles

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Where is the Gilliss family from?

You can see how Gilliss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilliss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gilliss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 9 Gilliss families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Gilliss's in United Kingdom. Lancashire and 1 other county had the highest population of Gilliss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilliss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gilliss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Gilliss. 100% of Gilliss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gilliss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilliss 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Gilliss. 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 Cards

There are 480 military records available for the last name Gilliss. For the veterans among your Gilliss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gilliss lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Gilliss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Gilliss in 1954 was 38, and 42 in 2004.

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