Garret Family History

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Garret Name Meaning

French: humorous nickname for a man with shapely legs, from jarrett ‘hock’. French: variant spelling of Garet, which has various explanations: from Old French garet ‘shelter’, a derivative of garer ‘to protect’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman or a topographic name for someone who lived by a covered shelter for animals, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example in Allier and Puy-de-Dôme; or alternatively from a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element geri, gari ‘spear’ or ward ‘guard’, ‘protect’. English: variant spelling of Garrett.

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


Similar surnames: Barre, Garner, Barrett, Carrel, Warren, Garnett, Garr, Farren

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Garret Family Origin

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Garret Family Occupations

What did your Garret ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Garret occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Garret's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garret. A less common occupation for the Garret family was Engine Fitter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Engine Fitter

    3%

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

Garret Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garret. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garret 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Garret. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garret. For the veterans among your Garret ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garret Life Expectancy

What is the average Garret lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Garret life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Garret in 1960 was 65, and 62 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garret 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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