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Gawrys Name Meaning

Polish: from a derivative of the personal name Gawrzyjal, a vernacular form of Gabriel.

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


Similar surnames: Gabrys, Gawrych, Gabris, Parys, Gares, Mars, Garb, Gawron, Goeres

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Where is the Gawrys family from?

You can see how Gawrys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gawrys family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Gawrys families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Gawrys families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Gawrys's in USA. New York had the highest population of Gawrys families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gawrys surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gawrys ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and French Drawer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gawrys. 59% of Gawrys men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Gawrys women worked as a French Drawer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gawrys were Shoe Repairer and Housework. .

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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
    59%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Moulder
    9%
  • Shoe Repairer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • French Drawer
    43%
  • Maid
    29%
  • Housework
    29%
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Census Records

There are 766 census records available for the last name Gawrys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gawrys 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 262 immigration records available for the last name Gawrys. 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 341 military records available for the last name Gawrys. For the veterans among your Gawrys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gawrys lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Gawrys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gawrys in 1961 was 39, and 66 in 2004.

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