Garthe Family History

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Garthe Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Cloppenburg. German: variant of Garth. Eastern German: variant of Slavic Jarota, from a short form of personal name Jaroslaw.

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

Similar surnames: Garth, Barthe, Gath, Gartz, Tarte, Barth, Bathe, Rathe, Warth, Garske

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Garthe Family Origin

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Garthe Family Occupations

What did your Garthe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Garthe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Garthe's were Farmers. Farmer, Slater and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garthe. A less common occupation for the Garthe family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Slater

  • Barber

  • Blacksmith


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

Garthe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Garthe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garthe 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Garthe. 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 627 military records available for the last name Garthe. For the veterans among your Garthe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garthe Life Expectancy

What is the average Garthe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Garthe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Garthe in 1961 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garthe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garthe 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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