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

What did your Garnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Garnett. 2% of Garnett men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Garnett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garnett were Dairy Farmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Garnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Garnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garnett 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Garnett. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Garnett. For the veterans among your Garnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Garnett lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Garnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Garnett in 1948 was 54, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garnett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garnett 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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