Garth Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, normally a paddock or orchard, from northern Middle English garth ‘enclosed area’, ‘yard’ (from Old Norse garðr ‘enclosure’). German (also Gärth): topographic name from Old Saxon gard ‘enclosure’, ‘farm(yard)’, originally denoting a settlement protected by a fence.

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


Similar surnames: Warth, North, Gath, Garthe, Gard, Gast, Barth, Gerth, Garb, Harty

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Garth Family Origin

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Garth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garth family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garth. The most common Garth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Garth's were Farmers.

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Garth Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Garth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Garth in 1952 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garth

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