Garry Family History

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Garry Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of McGarry or O’Gara.

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

Similar surnames: Garey, Gary, Gorry, Garr, Barry, Carry, Geary, Parry, Wharry, Harty

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Garry Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garry name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Garry. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Garry Family Origin

Where is the Garry family from?

Garry Family Occupations

What did your Garry ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garry. A less common occupation for the Garry family was Miller. The most common Garry occupation in Canada was Farmer. 16% of Garry's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk

  • Miller


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Garry ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Garry Historical Records

What Garry family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Garry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garry 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Garry. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Garry. For the veterans among your Garry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garry Life Expectancy

What is the average Garry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Garry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Garry in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garry

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garry 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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