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Garvey Family History

Garvey Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhshíth ‘descendant of Gairbhshíth’, a personal name from garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’ + síth ‘peace’. KaM See also McGarvey.

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

306,631 Historical Documents with Garvey on Ancestry.com
105,225 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,981 Military Records
14,571 Immigration Records
83,320 Census and Voter Lists
89,534 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Garvey Families

  • Number of Garvey families
     174 - 345
     59 - 173
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Garvey families
     181 - 360
     61 - 180
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Garvey families
     7 - 12
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Garvey census records

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Garvey Family Origin

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Garvey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Garvey families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Garvey

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Garvey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Garvey census records

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Garvey Civil War Service Records

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