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Garret Name Meaning

French: humorous nickname for a man with shapely legs, from jarrett ‘hock’. French: variant spelling of Garet, which has various explanations: from Old French garet ‘shelter’, a derivative of garer ‘to protect’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman or a topographic name for someone who lived by a covered shelter for animals, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example in Allier and Puy-de-Dôme; or alternatively from a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element geri, gari ‘spear’ or ward ‘guard’, ‘protect’. English: variant spelling of Garrett.

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

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Garret Family Origin

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Garret Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

In 1880, the most common Garret occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Garret's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garret. A less common occupation for the Garret family was Farm Laborer.

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