Garth Family History

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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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Garth Family Origin

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Garth Family Occupations

What did your Garth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Garth family was Cultivateur. 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.

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  • School

  • Agent

  • Commis

  • Cultivateur


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

Garth Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Garth Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Garth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Garth 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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