Garrard Family History

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Garrard Name Meaning

English: variant of Garrett 1. French: variant of Gérard (see Gerard).

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

Similar surnames: Garard, Gerrard, Jarrard, Girard, Gerard, Barnard, Garrod, Garratt

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Garrard Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Garrard name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Garrard. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Garrard Family Origin

Where is the Garrard family from?

Garrard Family Occupations

What did your Garrard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Garrard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Garrard's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garrard. A less common occupation for the Garrard family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Garrard Historical Records

What Garrard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Garrard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrard 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Garrard. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Garrard. For the veterans among your Garrard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garrard Life Expectancy

What is the average Garrard lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Garrard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Garrard in 1949 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garrard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garrard 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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