Galvez Family History

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Galvez Name Meaning

Spanish (Gálvez): patronymic from the medieval personal name Galve (Arabic Ghalib ‘triumphant’), which was borne by various Moorish chieftains in Spanish history and legend, notably the father-in-law of Al-Mansur, the 10th-century vizier of Córdoba.

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

Similar surnames: Gamez, Galvan, Galaz, Galler, Gallen, Kallen, Galea, Galvin, Garvey

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Galvez Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Galvez name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Galvez. 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


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Galvez Family Origin

Where is the Galvez family from?

Galvez Family Occupations

What did your Galvez ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Galvez occupation in the USA was Cook. 33% of Galvez's were Cooks. A less common occupation for the Galvez family was Laborer. Cook and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Galvez.

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  • Cook

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Galvez Historical Records

What Galvez family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Galvez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galvez 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Galvez. 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 680 military records available for the last name Galvez. For the veterans among your Galvez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galvez Life Expectancy

What is the average Galvez lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Galvez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Galvez in 1956 was 31, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galvez

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galvez 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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