Garrett Family History

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Garrett Name Meaning

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Garbett, Garret, Garrels, Garnett, Parrett, Barrett, Errett, Jarrett

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Garrett Family Origin

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Garrett Family Occupations

What did your Garrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garrett. The most common Garrett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Garrett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garrett family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Garrett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Garrett. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garrett. For the veterans among your Garrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garrett Life Expectancy

What is the average Garrett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Garrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garrett in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garrett 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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