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Gareis Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory). metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from a compound of Middle High German gar(e) ‘ready’ + isen ‘iron’. from Gero, a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with ger ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Gares, Reis, Jarvis, Garin, Gabris, Garrels, Gargis, Greis, Greif

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Where is the Gareis family from?

You can see how Gareis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gareis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Gareis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Gareis families living in Minnesota. This was about 36% of all the recorded Gareis's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Gareis families in 1880.
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What did your Gareis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gareis. 23% of Gareis men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Gareis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gareis were Manager and New Worker.

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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
    23%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Baker
    17%
  • Manager
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 593 immigration records available for the last name Gareis. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gareis. For the veterans among your Gareis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gareis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gareis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gareis in 1958 was 47, and 88 in 2004.

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