Gareau Family History

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Gareau Name Meaning

French: nickname from the dialect word gar(r)el, gar(r)eau ‘limping’, ‘bow legged’.

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

Similar surnames: Garceau, Gereau, Garneau, Barbeau, Grau, Lareau, Bureau, Reau

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Gareau Family Origin

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Gareau Family Occupations

What did your Gareau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gareau occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 21% of Gareau's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Gareau family was Scholar. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gareau.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Journalier

  • Farmer

  • Scholar


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

Gareau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gareau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gareau 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Gareau. 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 647 military records available for the last name Gareau. For the veterans among your Gareau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gareau Life Expectancy

What is the average Gareau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gareau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gareau in 1962 was 87, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gareau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gareau 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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