Garten Family History

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Garten Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or overseer of a garder or enclosure. Originally the term denoted the keeper of an enclosure for deer, later of a vineyard or smallholding, from Middle High German garte ‘garden’, ‘enclosure’. Compare Hofgarten ‘courtyard’, Weingarten ‘vineyard’. Alternatively, it may be a short form of any of the various compound names formed with this element, e.g. Swiss Gart(en)mann, Gartenhauser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Garten ‘garden’.

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

Similar surnames: Garden, Gersten, Garber, Garth, Gerten, Harten, Barton, Garthe

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Garten Family Origin

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Garten Family Occupations

What did your Garten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Garten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Garten's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garten. A less common occupation for the Garten family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Garten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Garten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garten 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Garten. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Garten. For the veterans among your Garten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garten Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Garten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garten in 1941 was 34, and 80 in 2004.

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