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

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  • Cultivateur

    21%
  • Journalier

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Scholar

    4%

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

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Gareau Historical Records

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Gareau Life Expectancy

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