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Garwood Family History

Garwood Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified minor place, possibly in East Anglia, where the name is most common, and probably so called from Old English gara ‘gore’, ‘triangular piece of land’ + wudu ‘wood’.

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


Similar surnames: Harwood, Yarwood, Haywood, Hagwood, Gatwood, Watwood, Norwood

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Where is the Garwood family from?

You can see how Garwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 43 Garwood families living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Garwood's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Garwood families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garwood. 17% of Garwood men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Garwood women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garwood were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Cashier
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Garwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garwood 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Garwood. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Garwood. For the veterans among your Garwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garwood lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Garwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Garwood in 1952 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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