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Garbutt is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Garbutt comes from the name Geribodo, a Germanic personal name composed of the elements geri, or gari, which means spear and bodo, which means messenger. Geribodo was the name of the 7th century saint who was Bishop of Bayeux. The name Garbutt was also a derivative of the Germanic personal name Geribald, which was composed of the elements geri, which again means spear, and bald, which means bold or brave. This name was borne by a 9th century saint who was the Bishop of Chalons-sur-Seine.

Garbutt Early Origins



The surname Garbutt was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Gherbode, was created Earl of Chester by Duke William of Normandy, after he had a conflict with the previous Earl, Earl Hugh, who was transferred to Carlisle Castle. Gherbode, also known as Gerbode the Fleming, was William's step-son. This Earl Gherbode or Gerbodo also held lands in Yorkshire.

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Garbutt Spelling Variations


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Garbutt Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Garbutt, Garbut, Garbit, Garbitt, Garbet, Garbot, Garbott, Garbett, Garbed, Gabit, Gabut, Gabutt, Gerbot and many more.

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Garbutt Early History


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Garbutt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garbutt research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1486 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Garbutt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garbutt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garbutt Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Garbutt or a variant listed above were:

Garbutt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Peter Garbutt to West New Jersey in 1664

Garbutt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Garbutt, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855
  • Robert James Garbutt to Texas in 1896

Garbutt Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Garbutt to Nova Scotia in 1774 with his wife and six children

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garbutt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garbutt (post 1700)



  • Mary E. Garbutt, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1920
  • John Garbutt, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County, 1829
  • F. A. Garbutt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1908
  • Bruce D. Garbutt, American politician, Mayor of Ferndale, Michigan, 1949-67
  • John Garbutt (1779-1855), English-born, American shoemaker, farmer, surveyor and politician, Member of the New York State Assembly for Monroe Co. in 1829
  • Cynthia Garbutt, American actress, known for The Theory of Everything (2014), Tag (2015) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
  • Luke Samuel Garbutt (b. 1993), English professional footballer
  • William Thomas "Willy" Garbutt (1883-1964), English football player, and later a prominent coaching figure in Italian and Spanish football
  • Vin Garbutt (b. 1947), born Vincent Paul Garbutt, an English folk singer and songwriter, known for his protest songs
  • Josh Garbutt (b. 1984), Canadian professional ice hockey player who played from 2005 to 2009
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Garbutt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garbutt 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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