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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Police

    17%
  • Tailor

    17%

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Garness Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Garness ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Garness Life Expectancy

What is the average Garness lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, 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.

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