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Garbe Family History

Garbe Name Meaning

German: variant of Garb which can represent a short form of a personal name formed with Old High German gēr ‘spear lance’ or alternatively from the dialect word garb Middle High German garwe ‘tanner’. French: from Old French gerba ‘wheatsheaf’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for a reaper or harvester or for someone who collected wheatsheaves owed in rent.

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


Similar surnames: Garber, Barbe, Garde, Garb, Gabe, Gage, Barber, Gard, Tarte, Garth

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Where is the Garbe family from?

You can see how Garbe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garbe family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Garbe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Garbe family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Garbe's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Garbe families in 1840.
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What did your Garbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garbe. 25% of Garbe men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Garbe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garbe were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Garbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garbe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Garbe. 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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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Garbe. For the veterans among your Garbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garbe lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Garbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Garbe in 1960 was 58, and 82 in 2004.

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