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Garand Family History

Garand Surname Meaning

French:: nickname or status name from the Old French legal term garant ‘guarantor’. perhaps from a personal name based on the ancient Germanic element warin ‘protection shelter’ or ‘guard’. Compare Garant Garrand Garrant and Garrow .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Grand, Garrand, Garant, Garland, Durand, Garard, Gard, Garino, Orand

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Where is the Garand family from?

You can see how Garand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garand family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garand families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 331 Garand families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Garand's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Garand families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garand ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Garand. 34% of Garand men worked as a Journalier and 100% of Garand women worked as an Institutrice. .

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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 1921

  • Journalier
    34%
  • Cultivateur
    32%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
    100%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Garand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garand 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Garand. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 852 military records available for the last name Garand. For the veterans among your Garand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garand lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Garand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Garand in 1945 was 38, and 58 in 2004.

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