Mcgarvey Family History

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Mcgarvey Name Meaning

Irish (County Donegal) and Scottish (Galloway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gairbhshíth ‘son of Gairbhshíth’, a personal name derived from garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’ + síth ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Garvey, Mcgarry, Mccorvey, Mccarley, Mclarney, Mccarney, Mcgaffey

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Mcgarvey Family Origin

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Mcgarvey Family Occupations

What did your Mcgarvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mcgarvey. A less common occupation for the Mcgarvey family was Miner. The most common Mcgarvey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Mcgarvey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Miner

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mcgarvey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mcgarvey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Mcgarvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mcgarvey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Mcgarvey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mcgarvey. For the veterans among your Mcgarvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mcgarvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Mcgarvey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mcgarvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mcgarvey in 1952 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mcgarvey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mcgarvey 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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