Garb Family History

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Garb Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a tanner, from the dialect word garb, Middle High German garwe. See also Gerber. German: from a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’. Compare Gerhardt. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): descriptive nickname from Polish garb ‘hump’.

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

Similar surnames: Garr, Harb, Garbe, Garn, Farb, Bar, Gaub, Darr, Mar, Kalb

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Garb Family Origin

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Garb Family Occupations

What did your Garb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Garb. The most common Garb occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 50% of Garb's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Garb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Garb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garb 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 710 immigration records available for the last name Garb. 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 664 military records available for the last name Garb. For the veterans among your Garb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garb Life Expectancy

What is the average Garb lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Garb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Garb in 1957 was 55, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garb 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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