Garza Family History

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Garza Name Meaning

Spanish: from garza ‘heron’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with long legs.

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

Similar surnames: Carda, Maza, Garzia, Guza, Garro, Tara, Barba, Daza, Para, Varga

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Garza Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garza name?

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

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Garza Family Origin

Where is the Garza family from?

Garza Family Occupations

What did your Garza ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Stock Raiser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garza. A less common occupation for the Garza family was Farm Laborer. The most common Garza occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Garza's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Stock Raiser

  • Farm Laborer


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

Garza Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Garza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garza 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 98,000 immigration records available for the last name Garza. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Garza. For the veterans among your Garza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garza Life Expectancy

What is the average Garza lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Garza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garza in 1940 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garza 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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