Gareis Family History

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Gareis Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory). metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from a compound of Middle High German gar(e) ‘ready’ + isen ‘iron’. from Gero, a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with ger ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Gares, Reis, Jarvis, Garin, Gabris, Garrels, Gargis, Greis, Greif

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Gareis Family Origin

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Gareis Family Occupations

What did your Gareis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gareis occupation in the USA was Bank Watchman. 13% of Gareis's were Bank Watchmans. Bank Watchman, Brewer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gareis. A less common occupation for the Gareis family was Clerk.

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  • Bank Watchman

    13%
  • Brewer

    13%
  • Butcher

    13%
  • Clerk

    13%

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Gareis Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gareis Life Expectancy

What is the average Gareis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gareis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gareis in 1958 was 47, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gareis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gareis 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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