Garcia Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Marcia, Barca, Barcia, Maria, Garces, Marcial, Gaia, Garin, Marcil

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Garcia Family Origin

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Garcia Family Occupations

What did your Garcia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garcia. 32% of Garcia men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Garcia women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garcia were Truck Driver and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%

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

Garcia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 867,000 census records available for the last name Garcia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garcia census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 463,000 immigration records available for the last name Garcia. 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 Card

There are 98,000 military records available for the last name Garcia. For the veterans among your Garcia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garcia Life Expectancy

What is the average Garcia lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Garcia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garcia in 1942 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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