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Although the Garrett surname came to Britain with the Normans, it derives from the Germanic personal names Gerard, or Gerald, composed of the elements "gar," or "ger," meaning "spear," "hard," meaning "brave," or "strong," and "wald," meaning "rule." The Anglo-Norman surname Garrett in Ireland was often Mac Gerailt, and was used as a synonym of Fitzgerald.

Garrett Early Origins



The surname Garrett was first found in County Carlow (Irish: Cheatharlach) a small landlocked area located in the province of Leinster in the South East of Ireland, where some of the name may have come from Anglicized versions of MacOrcachta, believed to be descended from Cathal, brother of Teige Mor, of the powerful O'Connors of Connacht. However, it is thought that the majority of this name in Ireland are of English (Norman) stock.

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Garrett Spelling Variations


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Garrett Spelling Variations



In the days before Gaelic or English gained any significant semblance of standardization, the scribes who created documents simply recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Garrett family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Garrett, Garratt, MacGarrett, McGarraty, Garret, Garrat, Garet, Garitt, Garatt and many more.

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Garrett Early History


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Garrett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garrett research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1598 is included under the topic Early Garrett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garrett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garrett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garrett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Irish families left the English-controlled Ireland in the 19th century. Early immigrants were primarily after land and the opportunity of living a life entirely of their own fashioning. In the 1840s, this pattern of immigration changed as the Great Potato Famine struck Ireland. Hundreds of thousands left the diseased and starving island with little expectations but many hopes. By this time there was very little available land in the east, so many immigrants joined the movement for the western frontier lands, or settled in established urban centers. Irish immigrants not only made enormous contributions to the rapid development and population of North America, but they also brought with them a rich cultural heritage. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Garrett:

Garrett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Garrett, who landed in Virginia in 1619
  • Richard Garrett, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1630
  • Tho Garrett, aged 20, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • John Garrett, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • Elia Garrett, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garrett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Garrett, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • William Garrett, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Susannah Garrett, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • John Garrett, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Isaac Garrett, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garrett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Garrett, who came to New York, NY in 1803
  • Hen Garrett, aged 33, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • S Ann Garrett, aged 27, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • James Garrett, aged 45, arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Hugh Garrett, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garrett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Richard Garrett U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 228 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Ronald Lee Garrett U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Garrett U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • William Garrett, who arrived in Quebec in 1784

Garrett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Garrett, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Townsend Garrett, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Augustus S Garrett, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Garrett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Garrett, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Benjamin Garrett, a baker, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Richard Garrett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Mary Ann Garrett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Edward Garrett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Garrett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • W W G Garrett landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Gertrude
  • Ellen Garrett, aged 18, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • William Garrett landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843
  • Walter George Garrett, aged 23, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Eliza Garrett, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garrett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garrett (post 1700)



  • Helen Elizabeth Garrett (1963-2016), American professor of law and an academic administrator, 13th President of Cornell University (2015-2016)
  • Robert Garrett (1875-1961), American two time gold and two time silver Olympic medalist for athletics in the 1896 games and two time bronze medalist for 1900 games
  • Brigadier-General Robert C. Garrett (1886-1981), American Commanding General Hawaiian Seacoast Artillery Command (1941-1945)
  • John M. Garrett, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Dunbar, West Virginia, 1923-26 (acting, 1923)
  • John R. Garrett, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 1st District, 1992
  • John S. Garrett, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960
  • John Thomas Garrett (1921-1979), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960; Member of Kentucky State Senate 2nd District, 1962-79
  • John Work Garrett (1872-1942), American Republican politician, U.S. Minister to Venezuela, 1910-11; Argentina, 1911-13; Netherlands, 1917-19; Luxembourg, 1917-19
  • Julian B. Garrett, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 5th District, 1978
  • Justin R. Garrett, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 33rd District, 2008
  • ... (Another 106 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Garrett Historic Events


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Garrett Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Basil Farmer Garrett (1919-1941), English Able Seaman from Hanwell, Ealing, England, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Paul Isaac Garrett (1947-1988), American Flight Attendant from Napa, California, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Garrett


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Suggested Readings for the name Garrett



  • A Book of Garretts, 1600-1960 by Hester Elizabeth Garrett.
  • Garrett, Catlett, Ware, and Related Families by Sunie Garrett Talbert Elliott Fisher.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  3. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm

Other References

  1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  8. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  11. ...

The Garrett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garrett 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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