Garvie Family History

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Garvie Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Irish Garvey.

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

Similar surnames: Carie, Harvie, Garvin, Gerrie, Hardie, Gorrie, Markie, Arvie, Gartin

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Garvie Family Origin

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Garvie Family Occupations

What did your Garvie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Garvie occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Garvie's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garvie. A less common occupation for the Garvie family was Seamstress.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Going To School

  • Seamstress


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

Garvie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Garvie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garvie 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Garvie. 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 996 military records available for the last name Garvie. For the veterans among your Garvie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garvie Life Expectancy

What is the average Garvie lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Garvie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Garvie in 1963 was 64, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garvie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garvie 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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