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Garcia Family History

Garcia Name Meaning
Spanish (García) and Portuguese: from a medieval personal name of uncertain origin. It is normally found in medieval records in the Latin form Garsea, and may well be of pre-Roman origin, perhaps akin to Basque (h)artz ‘bear’.

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

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8,028,306 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
95,290 Military Records
369,408 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Garcia Families

  • Number of Garcia families
     2,234 - 4,465
     745 - 2,233
     1 - 744
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Garcia families
     63 - 123
     22 - 62
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Garcia families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Garcia Family Origin

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Garcia Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Garcia

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Garcia Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Garcia Civil War Service Records

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