Garay Family History

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Garay Name Meaning

Basque: Castilianized form of Garai, a habitational name from Garai, in Biscay, Basque Country, or from one of the five other, smaller places of the same name, also in Biscay, all named from Basque garai ‘high’, a derivative of gara ‘height’, ‘peak’. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Gara.

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

Similar surnames: Gray, Garibay, Gara, Duray, Carby, Harty, Bardy, Parady, Gard, Kara

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Garay Family Origin

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Garay Family Occupations

What did your Garay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garay family was Street Paving. The most common Garay occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Garay's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Invatude were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garay.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Invatude

  • Street Paving


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

Garay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Garay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garay 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Garay. 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 Garay. For the veterans among your Garay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garay Life Expectancy

What is the average Garay lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Garay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Garay in 1954 was 47, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garay 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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