Garbett Family History

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Garbett Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): from Gerberht, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements gar, ger, ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ (see Gebert 1). There has been some confusion with Garbutt.

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

Similar surnames: Garbutt, Garrett, Garnett, Garber, Torbett, Gaubert, Garret, Rabbitt

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Garbett Family Origin

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Garbett Family Occupations

What did your Garbett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Garbett occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Garbett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garbett family was Labourer. Farmer and Farmer Son were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Garbett.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Labourer


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Garbett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Garbett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garbett 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Garbett. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Garbett. For the veterans among your Garbett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garbett Life Expectancy

What is the average Garbett lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Garbett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Garbett in 1957 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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