Garr Name Meaning

Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGarr. Altered form of German Gorr, from a short form of the personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius (see Gregory). Possibly an altered spelling of German Garre, a nickname for someone with a croaky voice, from a derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German garren ‘to whistle’, ‘to groan’. Alternatively, a metonymic occupational name for a cartwright, from Middle High German garre, karre ‘cart’.

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

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Garr Family Origin

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Garr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garr. The most common Garr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Garr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garr family was Keeping House.

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Garr Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Garr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Garr in 1956 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garr

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