Garneau Family History

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Garneau Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Warinwald, composed of the elements war(in) ‘guard’ + waldan ‘to govern’.

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


Similar surnames: Garnett, Guarneri, Gereau, Marineau, Garner, Garibay, Harness

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Garneau Family Origin

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Garneau Family Occupations

What did your Garneau ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Garneau occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 22% of Garneau's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Garneau family was Farmer. Cultivateur, Journalier and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garneau.

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  • Cultivateur

    22%
  • Journalier

    13%
  • School

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Garneau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Garneau Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Garneau Life Expectancy

What is the average Garneau lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Garneau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Garneau in 1951 was 51, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garneau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garneau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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