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Galanis Name Meaning

Greek: nickname for someone with pale blue eyes, from the adjective galanos ‘azure’, ‘milky blue’.

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


Similar surnames: Alanis, Galano, Ganis, Sallis, Galanos, Galinis, Ballis, Galkin

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Where is the Galanis family from?

You can see how Galanis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galanis family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Galanis families living in Michigan. This was about 7% of all the recorded Galanis's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Galanis families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galanis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galanis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Galanis. 16% of Galanis men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Galanis women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galanis were Cook and Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Waiter
    14%
  • Cook
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    29%
  • Stitcher
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Galanis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galanis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Galanis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 307 military records available for the last name Galanis. For the veterans among your Galanis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galanis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Galanis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Galanis in 1954 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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