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Gares Family History

Gares Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin: possibly an altered form of German Görres, Gareis or Gareus, all reduced forms of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory).

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

Similar surnames: Gareis, Gores, Kares, Garis, Goeres, Bares, Gates, Garms, Mares

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Where is the Gares family from?

You can see how Gares families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gares family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gares families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Gares families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Gares's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gares families in 1911.
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What did your Gares ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Gares. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gares. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gares 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 486 immigration records available for the last name Gares. 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 370 military records available for the last name Gares. For the veterans among your Gares ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gares lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gares life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Gares in 1963 was 83, and 88 in 2004.

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