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Garde Name Meaning

Basque: habitational name from a place so named in Navarre, Basque Country, from Basque garde ‘place where wild oats grow’. French: from Old French garde ‘watch’, ‘protection’; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower. Swedish (Gård): variant of Gård (see Gard). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as gur-day: Hindu (Brahman) name, found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi g?r?da ‘belch’.

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

Similar surnames: Gard, Gade, Gerde, Garbe, Kade, Tarte, Garden, Cardo, Garth, Grande

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Where is the Garde family from?

You can see how Garde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garde families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 21 Garde families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Garde's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Garde families in 1911.
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What did your Garde ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Garde. 60% of Garde men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Garde. 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 70,000 military records available for the last name Garde. For the veterans among your Garde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garde lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Garde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Garde in 1963 was 86, and 85 in 2004.

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