Garnett Family History

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Garnett Name Meaning

from Old French Guarinot, Warinot, a pet form of the personal name Guarin, Warin, from Germanic wari(n)- ‘protection’, ‘shelter’. possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker or fitter of garnets, a type of hinge, Middle English garnette, or for a jeweler, from Middle English garnette, gernet ‘garnet’. from a diminutive of Garner 1.

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


Similar surnames: Arnett, Carnett, Garret, Barrett, Gurnett, Barnett, Garner, Gunnett

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Garnett Family Origin

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Garnett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Garnett family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Garnett occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Garnett's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garnett.

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