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Origins of the Garrett surname

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About the Garretts

We have a total number of 83845 records for people with the last name Garrett.

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Where do most Garretts live?

In 1921, most Garretts lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Garretts

How common is your surname?

621st most common surname in the UK

We have 69,500 records for the Garrett surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Garretts most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Johnsons

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What are the most common Garrett first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Garretts

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

Common Female occupations for Garretts in 1921
Dressmaker

343

Laundress

199

Domestic Servant

179

Living On Own Means

165

General Servant Domestic

158

Common Male occupations for Garretts in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

366

Farm Hands

323

General Labourer

256

Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers

236

Carpenter

213

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