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Garrett Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Garrett Families

  • Number of Garrett families
     578 - 1,154
     193 - 577
     1 - 192
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Garrett families
     699 - 1,395
     234 - 698
     1 - 233
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Garrett families
     37 - 72
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Garrett Family Origin

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Garrett Immigration Information

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Garrett Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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