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Girt Family History

Girt Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced form of McGirt. Probably also an Americanized variant of Gert(h), from a short form of Gerhardt.

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


Similar surnames: Girty, Cart, Gist, Giro, Mir, Ginn, Guire, Eidt, Gehrt, Kirst

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Where is the Girt family from?

You can see how Girt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Girt family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Girt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Girt families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Girt's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Girt families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Girt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Girt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Girt. 34% of Girt men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Girt women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Girt were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    34%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Girt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Girt 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 228 immigration records available for the last name Girt. 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 540 military records available for the last name Girt. For the veterans among your Girt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Girt lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Girt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Girt in 1953 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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