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Garry Family History

Garry Surname Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of McGarry or O'Gara . French: variant of Gary itself a variant or diminutive of Garin . French: perhaps also an unflattering nickname from Old Occitan garri ‘rat’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Garey, Gary, Gorry, Garr, Barry, Carry, Geary, Parry, Wharry, Harty

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Where is the Garry family from?

You can see how Garry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garry families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 205 Garry families living in Lancashire. This was about 37% of all the recorded Garry's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Garry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Garry. 23% of Garry men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Garry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garry were Lamp Lighter and Barmaid. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    23%
  • Medical Practitioner
    15%
  • Engineering Iron Miller
    12%
  • Lamp Lighter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Barmaid
    2%
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Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Garry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garry 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Garry. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Garry. For the veterans among your Garry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garry lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Garry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Garry in 1944 was 22, and 68 in 2004.

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