Early Origins of the Garan family
The surname Garan was first found in Cambridgeshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Garan family
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Garan Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Gering, Gerring, Gerrin, Gerin, Gearing, Gearin, Geryn, Geryng and many more.
Early Notables of the Garan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garan family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Garan or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Garan (post 1700)
- Colonel Ronald John Garan Jr. (b. 1961), NASA astronaut with over 13 days in space CITATION[CLOSE]
NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Ronald Garan. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/garan-rj.html