Garnett Family History

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Garnett Name Meaning

from Old French Guarinot, Warinot, a pet form of the personal name Guarin, Warin, from Germanic wari(n)- ‘protection’, ‘shelter’. possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker or fitter of garnets, a type of hinge, Middle English garnette, or for a jeweler, from Middle English garnette, gernet ‘garnet’. from a diminutive of Garner 1.

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

Similar surnames: Arnett, Carnett, Garret, Barrett, Gurnett, Barnett, Garner, Gunnett

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Garnett Family Origin

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Garnett Family Occupations

What did your Garnett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garnett. A less common occupation for the Garnett family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Garnett occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Garnett's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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Garnett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Garnett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garnett 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Garnett. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Garnett. For the veterans among your Garnett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Garnett Life Expectancy

What is the average Garnett lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Garnett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Garnett in 1948 was 54, and 69 in 2004.

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