Garrett Family History

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Garrett Name Meaning

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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


Similar surnames: Garbett, Garret, Garrels, Garnett, Parrett, Barrett, Errett, Jarrett

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Garrett Family Origin

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Garrett Family Occupations

What did your Garrett 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 Garrett. 2% of Garrett men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Garrett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrett were Colliery Hewer and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%
  • Colliery Hewer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Garrett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 480,000 census records available for the last name Garrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrett 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Garrett. 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 92,000 military records available for the last name Garrett. For the veterans among your Garrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garrett Life Expectancy

What is the average Garrett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Garrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garrett in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garrett

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