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Garrels Family History

Garrels Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Gerold composed of the ancient Germanic elements gār gēr ‘spear lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

Similar surnames: Garrett, Gareis, Garrelts, Gorrell, Garrell, Garbers, Farrell, Garret

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Where is the Garrels family from?

You can see how Garrels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Garrels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Garrels families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Garrels families living in London. This was about 71% of all the recorded Garrels's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Garrels families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Garrels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Garrels ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Garrels. 33% of Garrels men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Garrels women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Garrels were Proprietor 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Garrels. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Garrels 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 564 immigration records available for the last name Garrels. 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 Cards

There are 315 military records available for the last name Garrels. For the veterans among your Garrels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Garrels lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Garrels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Garrels in 1959 was 36, and 86 in 2004.

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