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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garcia name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Garcia. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Garcia Family Origin

Where is the Garcia family from?

Garcia Family Occupations

What did your Garcia ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garcia. The most common Garcia occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Garcia's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Garcia family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Garcia ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Garcia Historical Records

What Garcia family records will you find?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garcia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garcia ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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