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Garn Family History

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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Where is the Garn family from?

You can see how Garn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Garn families living in Quebec. This was about 48% of all the recorded Garn's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Garn families in 1911.
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What did your Garn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Garn. 72% of Garn men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    72%
  • Carpenter
    29%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Garn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garn 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Garn. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Garn. For the veterans among your Garn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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