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Garl Name Meaning

German: probably a northern variant of Gerl, a topographic name from a field named with girlet ‘alder stand or copse’. English: variant of Garle, a nickname from Middle English girle, garle ‘child’.

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


Similar surnames: Gall, Carl, Gerl, Gard, Gail, Earl, Gal, Garb, Garr, Gaul

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Where is the Garl family from?

You can see how Garl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Garl families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Garl's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Garl families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garl. 30% of Garl men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Garl women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garl were Truck Driver and Housemaid.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housemaid
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garl 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 331 immigration records available for the last name Garl. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garl. For the veterans among your Garl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garl lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Garl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Garl in 1957 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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