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Geary Family History

Geary Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gadhra ‘descendant of Gadhra’ (see O’Gara). See also McGeary.English: from a personal name derived from Germanic ger, gar ‘spear’, a short form of any of various compound names with this as a first element (see, for example Garrett).English: nickname for a wayward or capricious person, from Middle English ge(a)ry ‘fickle’, ‘changeable’, ‘passionate’ (a derivative of gere ‘fit of passion’, apparently a Scandinavian borrowing).Possibly an altered spelling of German Gehring or Gehrig.

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

459,901 Historical Documents with Geary on Ancestry.com
135,727 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,066 Military Records
14,360 Immigration Records
116,994 Census and Voter Lists
174,754 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Geary Families

  • Number of Geary families
     180 - 357
     61 - 179
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geary families
     248 - 494
     83 - 247
     1 - 82
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Geary families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Geary Family Origin

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Geary Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Geary

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Geary Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Geary census records

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Geary Civil War Service Records

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