Garriss Family History

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Garriss Name Meaning

German: variant of Gorris, Görres or Gareis, reduced forms of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory). It could also be a variant of the French Huguenot name Garrigues.

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

Similar surnames: Garris, Gareis, Garrick, Garis, Harris, Parrish, Sarris, Gargis

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Garriss Family Origin

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Garriss Family Occupations

What did your Garriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garriss. A less common occupation for the Garriss family was Farm Laborer. The most common Garriss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Garriss's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Garriss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Garriss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrisscensus 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 98 immigration records available for the last name Garriss. 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 743 military records available for the last name Garriss. For the veterans among your Garriss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garriss Life Expectancy

What is the average Garriss lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Garriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Garriss in 1961 was 72, and 79 in 2004.

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