Garris Family History

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Garris Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a place so named in Saint-Palay canton in Pyrénées Atlantiques. German: variant of Gehris.

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

Similar surnames: Garis, Carris, Garriss, Gargis, Maris, Dardis, Parris, Farris, Gareis

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Garris Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garris name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Garris Family Origin

Where is the Garris family from?

Garris Family Occupations

What did your Garris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garris family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garris. The most common Garris occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Garris's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Garris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Garris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garris 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 819 immigration records available for the last name Garris. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Garris. For the veterans among your Garris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garris Life Expectancy

What is the average Garris lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Garris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Garris in 1948 was 63, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garris 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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