Garness Family History

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Garness Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Gardnes, probably from Old Norse garðr ‘fence’ + nes ‘headland’. English (Worcester): variant spelling of Garniss, of uncertain origin, perhaps a derivative of Old French gernon ‘moustache’.

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

Similar surnames: Urness, Furness, Harness, Harkness, Barnes, Farnes, Garnes, Barsness

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Garness Family Origin

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Garness Family Occupations

What did your Garness ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Garness occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Garness's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Police were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garness. A less common occupation for the Garness family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Police

  • Tailor


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

Garness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Garness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garness 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 283 immigration records available for the last name Garness. 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 245 military records available for the last name Garness. For the veterans among your Garness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garness Life Expectancy

What is the average Garness lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Garness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Garness in 1961 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garness

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garness 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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