Garlick Family History

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Garlick Name Meaning

Jewish (American): Americanized form of Gorelik. English (chiefly Lancashire): from Middle English garlek ‘garlic’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of garlic or perhaps a nickname for someone who ate a lot of garlic. An alternative derivation of the English name is from an unrecorded survival into Middle English of the Old English personal name Garlac, which is composed of the elements gar ‘spear’ + lac ‘sport’, ‘play’. German: altered form of Garlich (see Gerlich).

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

Similar surnames: Garrick, Warlick, Garlock, Garnick, Arick, Gavlick, Gerrick, Karrick

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Garlick Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Garlick Family Origin

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Garlick Family Occupations

What did your Garlick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garlick family was Carpenter. The most common Garlick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Garlick's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garlick.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Garlick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Garlick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garlick 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Garlick. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Garlick. For the veterans among your Garlick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garlick Life Expectancy

What is the average Garlick lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Garlick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Garlick in 1944 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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