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Garvey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhshíth ‘descendant of Gairbhshíth’, a personal name from garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’ + síth ‘peace’. See also McGarvey.

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


Similar surnames: Harvey, Harley, Carney, Tarpey, Ganley, Markey, Garey, Carvey, Garry

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Garvey Family Origin

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Garvey Family Occupations

What did your Garvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garvey family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garvey. The most common Garvey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Garvey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    1%

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Garvey Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Garvey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Garvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Garvey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Garvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garvey in 1945 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garvey 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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