Galvan Family History

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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

What did your Galvan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galvan. 41% of Galvan men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Galvan women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galvan were Farm Labor and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Laundress
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Galvan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 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 14,000 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 3,000 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

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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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