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Garis Family History

Garis Name Meaning

German: variant of Gehris. French: variant of Garris. Greek (of Albanian origin): of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name from Albanian garre ‘ditch’.

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


Similar surnames: Baris, Maris, Gares, Garris, Caris, Paris, Duris, Ris, Faris, Gabris

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Where is the Garis family from?

You can see how Garis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garis families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Garis families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Garis's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Garis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garis. 38% of Garis men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Garis women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garis were Manager and Housewife.

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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
    38%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Garis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garis 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 842 immigration records available for the last name Garis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garis. For the veterans among your Garis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Garis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Garis in 1945 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

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