Garde Family History

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Garde Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from a place so named in Navarre, Basque Country, from Basque garde ‘place where wild oats grow’. French: from Old French garde ‘watch’, ‘protection’; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower. Swedish (Gård): variant of Gård (see Gard). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as gur-day: Hindu (Brahman) name, found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi g?r?da ‘belch’.

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

Similar surnames: Gard, Gade, Gerde, Garbe, Kade, Tarte, Garden, Cardo, Garth, Grande

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Garde Family Origin

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Garde Family Occupations

What did your Garde ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Garde occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Garde's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garde family was Laborer. Farmer, Freighter and Keep House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garde.

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  • Farmer

  • Freighter

  • Keep House

  • Laborer


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Garde Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Garde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garde 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Garde. 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 Card

There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Garde. For the veterans among your Garde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garde Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Garde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Garde in 1963 was 86, and 85 in 2004.

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