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Garnier Name Meaning

French: from a Germanic personal name, Warinhari, composed of the elements war(in) ‘guard’ + hari, heri ‘army’. English: variant of Garner 1.

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

Similar surnames: Warner, Rainier, Garner, Bernier, Manier, Gagnier, Ganter, Gerner

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Where is the Garnier family from?

You can see how Garnier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garnier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garnier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Garnier families living in Louisiana. This was about 44% of all the recorded Garnier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Garnier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garnier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garnier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garnier. 15% of Garnier men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Garnier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garnier were Carpenter and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Garnier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garnier 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Garnier. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Garnier. For the veterans among your Garnier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garnier lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Garnier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Garnier in 1957 was 45, and 70 in 2004.

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