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Galavis Name Meaning

Spanish (Galavís): topographic name from Galavís the name of a stream in Cáceres (Extremadura).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Galanis, Galvis, Galaviz, Galati, Galvin, Glavin, Alanis, Lavis

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Where is the Galavis family from?

You can see how Galavis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galavis family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Galavis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Galavis families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Galavis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Galavis families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galavis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galavis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Galavis. 50% of Galavis men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 891 census records available for the last name Galavis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galavis 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Galavis. 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 65 military records available for the last name Galavis. For the veterans among your Galavis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galavis lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2002, in the United States, Galavis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Galavis in 1967 was 71, and 83 in 2002.

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