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Garde Family History

Garde Surname Meaning

Basque: habitational name from a place so named in Navarre from Basque garde ‘place where wild oats grow’. English and German: variant of Gard . French: from Old French garde ‘watch protection’; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower. Alternatively a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of France called Garde(s) named with this word (compare Lagarde ). Swedish (Gårde): variant of Gård (see Gard ). Danish: from German Garde ‘garden’ or ‘twigs brushwood’. Indian (Maharashtra): Brahmin name found among the Konkanastha Brahmins probably from Marathi gərḍa ‘belch’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gard, Gade, Gerde, Garbe, Kade, Tarte, Garden, Cardo, Garth, Grande

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Where is the Garde family from?

You can see how Garde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Garde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 21 Garde families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Garde's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Garde families in 1891.
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What did your Garde ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Garde. 90% of Garde women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Garde. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 70,000 military records available for the last name Garde. For the veterans among your Garde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garde lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Garde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Garde in 1963 was 86, and 85 in 2004.

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