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Gargas Name Meaning

Altered form of Garrigus, an Americanized form of the French Huguenot name Garrigues.

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


Similar surnames: Gargis, Gargus, Garges, Gargan, Gareis, Gares, Maras, Gorgas, Bargas

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Where is the Gargas family from?

You can see how Gargas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gargas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gargas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Gargas families living in Kent. This was about 43% of all the recorded Gargas's in United Kingdom. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Gargas families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gargas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gargas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cashier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gargas. 41% of Gargas men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Gargas women worked as a Cashier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gargas were Blacksmith and Secretary. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Fisherman
    10%
  • Blacksmith
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cashier
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gargas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gargas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 334 immigration records available for the last name Gargas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 240 military records available for the last name Gargas. For the veterans among your Gargas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gargas lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gargas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Gargas in 1962 was 78, and 86 in 2004.

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