Garland Family History

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Garland Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin. habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gara ‘triangular piece of land’ (see Gore) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Marland, Harland, Darland, Calland, Norland, Varland, Mayland

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Garland Family Origin

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Garland Family Occupations

What did your Garland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garland. A less common occupation for the Garland family was Merchant. The most common Garland occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Garland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Servant

  • Merchant


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Garland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garland 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Garland. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Garland. For the veterans among your Garland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garland Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Garland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Garland in 1943 was 52, and 71 in 2004.

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