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Garro Name Meaning

Catalan (Garró): from garró ‘calf’, presumably applied as a nickname. Portuguese: nickname from garro ‘leper’.

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

Similar surnames: Porro, Farro, Sauro, Garr, Garrow, Garbo, Garrido, Marro, Garza

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Where is the Garro family from?

You can see how Garro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Garro families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Garro's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Garro families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Garro. 25% of Garro men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Labor
  • Truck Driver
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Garro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garro 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Garro. 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 623 military records available for the last name Garro. For the veterans among your Garro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garro lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Garro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Garro in 1940 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

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