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Origins of the Garret surname

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About the Garrets

We have a total number of 4402 records for people with the last name Garret.

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Where do most Garrets live?

In 1921, most Garrets lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Garrets

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 3,310 records for the Garret surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Garrets most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Garret first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Garrets

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Garrets in 1921
House Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant






Common Male occupations for Garrets in 1921
Coal Miner






Farm Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


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