Gary Name Meaning

English: variant of Geary 2. Irish: reduced form of McGary. Respelling of Swiss German Gehri or Gehry, variants of Gehr.

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


Similar surnames: Gery, Geary, Gory, Garey, Gara, Garr, Garl, Vary, Garry, Cary

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Gary Family Origin

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Gary Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farmer Son

    11%
  • School

    11%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1881, the most common Gary occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Gary's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gary. A less common occupation for the Gary family was Carpenter.

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Gary Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Gary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gary in 1941 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gary

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