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Gareau Name Meaning

French:: variant of Garaud from the ancient Germanic personal name Garwald composed of the elements gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’ and wald ‘power authority’. variant of Garel . Compare Garreau and Garrow .

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

Similar surnames: Garceau, Gereau, Garneau, Barbeau, Grau, Lareau, Bureau, Reau

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Where is the Gareau family from?

You can see how Gareau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gareau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gareau families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 531 Gareau families living in Quebec. This was about 75% of all the recorded Gareau's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Gareau families in 1911.
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What did your Gareau ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Revenue were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gareau. 24% of Gareau men worked as a Cultivateur and 46% of Gareau women worked as a Revenue. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gareau were Laborer and Modiste. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Revenue
  • Marchande
  • Mnagre
  • Modiste
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gareau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gareau 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 822 immigration records available for the last name Gareau. 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 647 military records available for the last name Gareau. For the veterans among your Gareau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gareau lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gareau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Gareau in 1962 was 87, and 88 in 2004.

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