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Garnes Family History

Garnes Name Meaning

Norwegian and English: variant spelling of Garness.

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

Similar surnames: Garness, Garney, Garner, Gaynes, Farnes, Karnes, Varnes, Barnes

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Where is the Garnes family from?

You can see how Garnes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garnes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garnes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 12 Garnes families living in Virginia. This was about 39% of all the recorded Garnes's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Garnes families in 1840.
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What did your Garnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garnes. 28% of Garnes men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Garnes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garnes were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Garnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garnes 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 Garnes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garnes. For the veterans among your Garnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garnes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Garnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Garnes in 1952 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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