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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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Where is the Garth family from?

You can see how Garth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Garth families living in Quebec. This was about 46% of all the recorded Garth's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Garth families in 1911.
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What did your Garth ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Garth. 67% of Garth 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
    67%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    34%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Garth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garth 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Garth. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Garth. For the veterans among your Garth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garth lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, 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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