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Origins of the Iles surname

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About the Ileses

We have a total number of 26105 records for people with the last name Iles.

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Where do most Ileses live?

In 1921, most Ileses lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Ileses

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 23,800 records for the Iles surname. The oldest one dates back to 1506.

Who were Ileses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Iles first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Ileses

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

Common Female occupations for Ileses in 1921




General Servant Domestic




Domestic Servant


Common Male occupations for Ileses in 1921
General Labourer




Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner




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