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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Baker

    20%
  • Invatude

    20%
  • Street Paving

    20%

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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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Garay Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garay

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