Garn Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a producer of or dealer in yarn, Middle High German garn. (in eastern Germany) from Slavic gorn- ‘mountain dweller’.

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


Similar surnames: Garb, Garr, Gann, Arn, Hain, Gard, Garl, Gans, Garbe, Gahn

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Garn Family Origin

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Garn Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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In 1880, the most common Garn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Garn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Garn family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garn.

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Garn Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, Garn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Garn in 1953 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garn

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