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Garey Name Meaning

English: variant of Geary 2. Scottish: reduced and altered form of McGarry.

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


Similar surnames: Gary, Garry, Carey, Gares, Gorey, Arey, Rarey, Garvey, Galey, Grey

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Where is the Garey family from?

You can see how Garey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 29 Garey families living in Quebec. This was about 36% of all the recorded Garey's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Garey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Garey. 30% of Garey men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    30%
  • Carpenter
    30%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Sawyer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Saleslady
    100%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Garey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garey 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Garey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Garey. For the veterans among your Garey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Garey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garey in 1943 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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