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Garan Early Origins



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.

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Garan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Garan Early History


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Garan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garan research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1270, 1327, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Garan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Garan 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 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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garan (post 1700)



  • Colonel Ronald John Garan Jr. (b. 1961), NASA astronaut with over 13 days in space [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Ronald Garan. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/garan-rj.html

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Garan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Ronald Garan. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/garan-rj.html

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Garan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garan 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.

This page was last modified on 20 December 2013 at 14:12.

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