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Gardon Family History

Gardon Surname Meaning

French: from a derivative of Old French garde ‘watch protection’ (see Garde ). Spanish (Gardón): perhaps a Galician topographic name based on Castilianized form of xardón ‘holly’ (compare Jardon ). Alternatively a habitational name from the placename La Alameda de Gardón in Salamanca. English and Scottish (Angus): apparently a variant of Garden or perhaps a metathesized form of Gordon . This surname is now rare in Britain. German (Hesse): probably a variant of Gerdon which is unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Gordon, Gerdon, Garden, Bardon, Cardon, Pardon, Gardin, Garmon

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Where is the Gardon family from?

You can see how Gardon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gardon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gardon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 120 Gardon families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Gardon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Gardon families in 1911.
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What did your Gardon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gardon. 44% of Gardon men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Gardon women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gardon were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Bookkeeper
  • Income
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Gardon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gardon 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Gardon. 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 927 military records available for the last name Gardon. For the veterans among your Gardon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gardon lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gardon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Gardon in 1964 was 61, and 65 in 2004.

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