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Garson Name Meaning

Scottish (Orkney): variant of Carson . Scottish: alternatively a variant of Corston a habitational name from Corston in Strathmiglo (Fife). English (Lancashire): variant of Garston . English: alternatively possibly in some instances an occupational name from Middle English Old French garcon garchon ‘boy page valet’. French: nickname or occupational name from a derivative of Old French gars ‘valet servant’. Compare Garcon . Jewish (Sephardic): variant of Garzon 1 3 7: Americanized form of German Gerson .

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


Similar surnames: Garzon, Sarson, Parson, Carton, Gardin, Ganson, Pardon, Marson

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Where is the Garson family from?

You can see how Garson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Garson families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Garson's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Garson families in 1840.
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What did your Garson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garson. 23% of Garson men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Garson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garson were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Garson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Garson. For the veterans among your Garson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Garson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garson in 1958 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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