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Galvan Name Meaning

Spanish (Galván): from a medieval personal name. This is in origin the Latin name Galbanus (a derivative of the Roman family name Galba, of uncertain origin). However, it was used in a number of medieval romances as an equivalent of the Celtic name Gawain (see Gavin), and it is probably this association that was mainly responsible for its popularity in the Middle Ages.

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


Similar surnames: Galvin, Galgano, Alban, Salva, Galas, Salvas, Galvez, Alvin, Gala

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Galvan Family Origin

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Galvan Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Galvan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Galvan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Galvan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Galvan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galvan 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 Galvan. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Galvan. For the veterans among your Galvan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galvan Life Expectancy

What is the average Galvan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Galvan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Galvan in 1943 was 41, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galvan 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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