Garver Family History

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Garver Name Meaning

German: variant of Garber 3, itself a variant of Gerber.

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


Similar surnames: Carver, Garber, Garven, Farver, Garner, Farrer, Garger, Larner

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Garver Family Origin

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Garver Family Occupations

What did your Garver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Garver family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garver. The most common Garver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Garver's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Garver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garver census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Garver

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Garver. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garver. For the veterans among your Garver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garver Life Expectancy

What is the average Garver lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Garver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garver in 1943 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garver 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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