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Where did the English Garson family come from? What is the English Garson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Garson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Garson family history?Garson is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a young boy who worked as a valet or servant to a nobleman which is derived from the French root garcon, which literally means boy.
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Garson were recorded, including Garson, Garcon and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garson research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1147 and 1242 are included under the topic Early Garson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Garson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Garson arrived in North America very early:
Garson Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Garson Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Garson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Garson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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