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Galvez Family History

Galvez Name Meaning
Spanish (Gálvez): patronymic from the medieval personal name Galve (Arabic Ghalib ‘triumphant’), which was borne by various Moorish chieftains in Spanish history and legend, notably the father-in-law of Al-Mansur, the 10th-century vizier of Córdoba.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

72,121 Historical Documents with Galvez on Ancestry.com
55,272 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
655 Military Records
4,473 Immigration Records
6,232 Census and Voter Lists
5,489 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Galvez Families

  • Number of Galvez families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Galvez families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Galvez last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Galvez census records

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Galvez Family Origin

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Galvez Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Galvez

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Galvez Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Galvez census records

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Military Service by Galvez

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