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Origins of the Guise surname

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About the Guises

We have a total number of 5202 records for people with the last name Guise.

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Where do most Guises live?

In 1921, most Guises lived in West Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Guises

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We have 4,500 records for the Guise surname. The oldest one dates back to 1822.

Who were Guises most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Guise first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Guises

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Guises in 1921
Dressmaker

41

Laundress

21

General Servant Domestic

19

Gloveress

18

Dress Maker

15

Common Male occupations for Guises in 1921
Bricklayer

26

Agricultural Labourer

23

Farm Labourer

19

Carpenter

16

General Labourer

15

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