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Garay Family History

Garay Name Meaning
Basque: Castilianized form of Garai, a habitational name from Garai, in Biscay, Basque Country, or from one of the five other, smaller places of the same name, also in Biscay, all named from Basque garai ‘high’, a derivative of gara ‘height’, ‘peak’.Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Gara.

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

141,741 Historical Documents with Garay on Ancestry.com
110,011 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,073 Military Records
6,119 Immigration Records
16,161 Census and Voter Lists
8,377 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Garay Families

  • Number of Garay families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Garay families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Garay families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Garay census records

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Garay Family Origin

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Garay Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Garay

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Garay Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Garay census records

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Garay Civil War Service Records

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