Garland Family History

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Garland Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin. habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ (see Gore) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.

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

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Garland Family Origin

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Garland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garland. The most common Garland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Garland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garland family was Farm Laborer.

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Garland Life Expectancy

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