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Origins of the Gyves surname

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About the Gyveses

We have a total number of 242 records for people with the last name Gyves.

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Where do most Gyveses live?

In 1921, most Gyveses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Gyveses

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We have 183 records for the Gyves surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Gyveses most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Gyveses.

What are the most common Gyves first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary Ann
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Gyveses

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

Common Female occupations for Gyveses in 1921
Brace Maker




Housemaid Domestic




Assistant Restuarant


Common Male occupations for Gyveses in 1921
Errand Boy


Pawnbrokers Assistant




Tin & Iron Plate Worker


Able Seaman


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