Garr Family History

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Garr Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGarr. Altered form of German Gorr, from a short form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius (see Gregory). Possibly an altered spelling of German Garre, a nickname for someone with a croaky voice, from a derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German garren ‘to whistle’, ‘to groan’. Alternatively, a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright, from Middle High German garre, karre ‘cart’.

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

Similar surnames: Garb, Gorr, Farr, Barr, Darr, Parr, Gaar, Marr, Gahr, Garn

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Garr Family Origin

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Garr Family Occupations

What did your Garr ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Boot And Shoe and Charge On Property were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garr. A less common occupation for the Garr family was Iron Worker. The most common Garr occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 14% of Garr's were Annuitants.

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  • Annuitant

  • Boot And Shoe

  • Charge On Property

  • Iron Worker


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

Garr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Garr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Garr. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Garr. For the veterans among your Garr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garr Life Expectancy

What is the average Garr lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Garr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Garr in 1956 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garr 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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