Last name: GILLES

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GILLES : This last name is indexed 777,099 times on Geneanet!

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GILLES : 1: French Walloon and Haitian: from the French personal name Gilles of which the original form was Latin Aegidius. This was the name of a 7th-century Provençal hermit whose cult popularized the name in a variety of more or less mutilated forms: Gidi and Gidy in southern France Gil(l)i in the area of the Alpes-Maritimes and Gil(l)e elsewhere. This last form was taken over to England by the Normans (see Giles 1).2: German: from the personal name Gilius from Aegilius a Late Latin variant of Aegidius (see Giles 1).3: Scottish and Irish (Fermanagh): variant of Gillies.

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