Garth Name Meaning

Northern English: topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, normally a paddock or orchard, from northern Middle English garth ‘enclosed area’, ‘yard’ (from Old Norse garðr ‘enclosure’). German (also Gärth): topographic name from Old Saxon gard ‘enclosure’, ‘farm(yard)’, originally denoting a settlement protected by a fence.

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


Similar surnames: Warth, North, Gath, Garthe, Gard, Gast, Barth, Gerth, Garb, Harty

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Garth Family Origin

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Garth Family Occupations

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In 1881, School, Agent and Commis were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garth. The most common Garth occupation in Canada was School. 25% of Garth's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Garth family was Cultivateur.

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  • School

    25%
  • Agent

    13%
  • Commis

    13%
  • Cultivateur

    13%

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Garth Historical Records

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Garth Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Garth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Garth in 1952 was 48, and 70 in 2004.

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