Garay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Garay family

The surname Garay was first found in Navarre, one of the medieval Christian kingdoms of northern Spain.

Early History of the Garay family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garay research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1516, 1528, 1583, 1580 and 1523 are included under the topic Early Garay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garay Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: De La Gardara, Gardara, Garary, Gardary, Gardarry and others.

Early Notables of the Garay family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Garay Juan de Garay (1528-1583), Spanish conquistador, Governor of Asunción (present day Paraguay) and founded a number of cities in Argentina, including...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Garay migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Garay, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • John Garay, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
Garay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • D Garay, aged 18, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 [1]
  • Pedro Garay, aged 41, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • R Garay, aged 29, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Lope De Garay, who arrived in Cartagena in 1834 [1]
  • Pedro De Garay, who arrived in New Granada in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Garay (post 1700) +

  • Antonio Garay (b. 1979), American football defensive tackle
  • Jesús Garay Vecino (1930-1995), Spanish footballer
  • Ramón J. Garay (1896-1956), Spanish film actor who appeard in over 30 films between 1941 and his death in 1956
  • Soo Garay, Canadian actress from Toronto
  • Hugo Hernán Garay (b. 1980), Argentine bronze medalist light heavyweight boxer
  • Antonio Gumersindo "Sindo" Garay Garcia (1867-1968), Cuban trovan artists taught by Pepe Sánchez who lived to be 101 years old
  • Juan Carlos Garay (b. 1968), retired footballer from Ecuador
  • Fernanda Garay Rodrigues (b. 1986), Brazilian professional two-time gold medalist volleyball player
  • Ezequiel Marcelo Garay González (b. 1986), Argentine professional footballer
  • György Garay (1909-1988), distinguished Hungarian violinist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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