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Garlick Family History

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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Where is the Garlick family from?

You can see how Garlick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garlick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garlick families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Garlick families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Garlick's in USA. New York had the highest population of Garlick families in 1840.
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What did your Garlick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garlick. 16% of Garlick men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Garlick women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garlick were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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