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Garrott Name Meaning

Variant spelling of the French surname Garrot, from an Old French and Occitan word meaning ‘withers (of a horse)’, ‘trajectory of an arrow’ or in Old French ‘stick’. The French surname is also established in Spain and Portugal.

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


Similar surnames: Garret, Garriott, Barrett, Parrot, Parrott, Garratt, Parfitt, Garrow

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Where is the Garrott family from?

You can see how Garrott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garrott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garrott families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Garrott families living in Virginia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Garrott's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Garrott families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garrott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garrott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garrott. 29% of Garrott men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Garrott women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrott were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Garrott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrott 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 694 immigration records available for the last name Garrott. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garrott. For the veterans among your Garrott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garrott lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Garrott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Garrott in 1948 was 27, and 80 in 2004.

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