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Garrell Family History

Garrell Name Meaning

Respelling of French Garrel, possibly from a derivative of Old French garre ‘colorful’, ‘two-tone’. Possibly a respelling of German Garrel, a habitational name from a place so named near Oldenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Gorrell, Barrell, Garret, Carrell, Grell, Darrell, Garrels, Gambrell

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Where is the Garrell family from?

You can see how Garrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garrell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Garrell families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Garrell's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Garrell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garrell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garrell. 27% of Garrell men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Garrell women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrell were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Garrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrell 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 735 immigration records available for the last name Garrell. 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 851 military records available for the last name Garrell. For the veterans among your Garrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garrell lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Garrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Garrell in 1963 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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