Last name: GIL

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GIL : This last name is indexed 358,694 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GIL : 1: Spanish Catalan and Portuguese: from the personal name Gil from French Gille(s) from Latin Aegidius (see Giles 1).2: German: from a vernacular short form of the medieval personal name Aegilius a later form of Latin Aegidius (see Giles 1). Compare Gill 11.3: Polish: from gil ‘bullfinch’ probably a nickname for a simpleton. This surname is also found in Germany. Compare Gill 12.4: Irish and Scottish (Morayshire): variant of Gill.

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