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Garey Family History

Garey Name Meaning

English (London) and Scottish (Ayrshire): from a Middle English adoption of the Old Norse personal name Geiri Geri ‘spear’. Gari is probably a Norman form from the same ultimate origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gary, Garry, Carey, Gares, Gorey, Arey, Rarey, Garvey, Galey, Grey

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Where is the Garey family from?

You can see how Garey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Garey families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Garey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Garey families in 1840.
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What did your Garey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garey. 22% of Garey men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Garey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garey were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Garey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Garey. For the veterans among your Garey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Garey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garey in 1943 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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