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Garibay Family History

Garibay Name Meaning

Basque: Castilianized form of Basque Garibai, a habitational name from a place called Garibai in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, or from a field name composed of the elements garo ‘bracken’, ‘fern’ or gara ‘height’ + (i)bai ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Garay, Gatica, Ariza, Garica, Marina, Garnica, Ribas, Gaia, Garneau

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Where is the Garibay family from?

You can see how Garibay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garibay family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Garibay families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Garibay families living in Cambridgeshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Garibay's in the UK. Cambridgeshire had the highest population of Garibay families in 1891.
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What did your Garibay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garibay. 71% of Garibay men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    71%
  • Section Hand
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garibay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garibay 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 Garibay. 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 610 military records available for the last name Garibay. For the veterans among your Garibay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garibay lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Garibay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Garibay in 1941 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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