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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garrett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Garrett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Garrett Family Origin

Where is the Garrett family from?

Garrett Family Occupations

What did your Garrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Garrett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Garrett's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garrett. A less common occupation for the Garrett family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garrett 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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