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Garrison Name Meaning

English: from a shortened form of Middle English Gerardson a patronymic from the personal name Gerard + son or an Anglicized form of its Dutch cognate Gerritsen . The English surname is probably in most cases of Flemish or Dutch origin. It was brought to Britain by immigrants from the Low Countries especially in the 15th and 16th centuries. Americanized form of Jewish Gerson (see Gershon ). Americanized form of Dutch Gerritsen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Garritson, Harrison, Garretson, Harvison, Arrison, Harbison, Harmison

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Where is the Garrison family from?

You can see how Garrison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garrison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garrison families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 155 Garrison families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Garrison's in USA. New York had the highest population of Garrison families in 1840.
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What did your Garrison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garrison. 19% of Garrison men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Garrison women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrison were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Garrison. 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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There are 53,000 military records available for the last name Garrison. For the veterans among your Garrison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garrison lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Garrison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Garrison in 1940 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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