Garn Family History

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Garn Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a producer of or dealer in yarn, Middle High German garn. (in eastern Germany) from Slavic gorn- ‘mountain dweller’.

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


Similar surnames: Garb, Garr, Gann, Arn, Hain, Gard, Garl, Gans, Garbe, Gahn

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Garn Family Origin

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Garn Family Occupations

What did your Garn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garn family was Farming. The most common Garn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Garn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garn.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Garn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Garn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Garn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garn. For the veterans among your Garn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garn Life Expectancy

What is the average Garn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Garn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Garn in 1953 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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