Galea Family History

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Galea Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from galea ‘galleon’, ‘(war)ship’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for a shipwright or a sailor.

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

Similar surnames: Gale, Galla, Galler, Gamel, Gabel, Alma, Kaleta, Ales, Lala, Galka

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Galea Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Galea name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Galea Family Origin

Where is the Galea family from?

Galea Family Occupations

What did your Galea ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Galea occupation in the UK was Coachman (D). 100% of Galea's were Coachman (D)s.

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  • Coachman (D)


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

Galea Historical Records

What Galea family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Galea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galea 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Galea. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Galea. For the veterans among your Galea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galea Life Expectancy

What is the average Galea lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Galea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Galea in 1954 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galea 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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