Garvey Family History

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Garvey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gairbhshíth ‘descendant of Gairbhshíth’, a personal name from garbh ‘rough’, ‘cruel’ + síth ‘peace’. See also McGarvey.

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

Similar surnames: Harvey, Harley, Carney, Tarpey, Ganley, Markey, Garey, Carvey, Garry

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Garvey Family Origin

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Garvey Family Occupations

What did your Garvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Garvey. 5% of Garvey men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Garvey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garvey were Incapacitated and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Garvey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Garvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garvey 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Garvey. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Garvey. For the veterans among your Garvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Garvey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Garvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garvey in 1945 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garvey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garvey 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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