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Galas Family History

Galas Name Meaning

Polish: from a derivative of the personal name Gal. Hungarian: from the personal name Gálos (see Gal). Dutch: variant of Gallas. Spanish: variant of Galaz.

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


Similar surnames: Gala, Balas, Gallas, Galus, Glas, Walas, Palas, Salas, Kalas, Galaz

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Where is the Galas family from?

You can see how Galas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Galas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Galas families living in Louisiana. This was about 53% of all the recorded Galas's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Galas families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galas. 51% of Galas men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Galas women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galas were Waiter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    51%
  • Inspector
    6%
  • Weaver
    6%
  • Waiter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Galas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Galas. 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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Draft Cards

There are 730 military records available for the last name Galas. For the veterans among your Galas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galas lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Galas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galas in 1950 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

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