Garten Family History

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Garten Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or overseer of a garder or enclosure. Originally the term denoted the keeper of an enclosure for deer, later of a vineyard or smallholding, from Middle High German garte ‘garden’, ‘enclosure’. Compare Hofgarten ‘courtyard’, Weingarten ‘vineyard’. Alternatively, it may be a short form of any of the various compound names formed with this element, e.g. Swiss Gart(en)mann, Gartenhauser. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Garten ‘garden’.

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

Similar surnames: Garden, Gersten, Garber, Garth, Gerten, Harten, Barton, Garthe

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Garten Family Origin

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Garten Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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In 1880, the most common Garten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Garten's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garten. A less common occupation for the Garten family was Keeping House.

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Garten Life Expectancy

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