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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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Where is the Garthe family from?

You can see how Garthe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garthe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garthe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Garthe family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Garthe's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Garthe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garthe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garthe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garthe. 23% of Garthe men worked as a Carpenter and 45% of Garthe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garthe were Farmer and New Worker.

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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

  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Comanger
    34%
  • New Worker
    23%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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