Garces History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Garces is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, but the roots of this name may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque language.

Early Origins of the Garces family

The surname Garces was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.

Early History of the Garces family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garces research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1134, 1150 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Garces History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garces Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garcia, García, Garsea, Garsía, Garsia, Garcies, Guarsea, Guarseas, Garsías, Garsias, Gassía, Gassia, Garci, Garcés, Garces, Garcíaz, Garciaz, Garséaz, Garseaz, Gasset, Garcet, Gracía, Gracia and many more.

Early Notables of the Garces family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family were Count García of Navarre (d. 857), García I, king of Leon from 910-914, and García I of Navarre, who ruled 925-970. King García IV ruled Navarre from 1134-1150. Also of note were Gil Garcíez Dazagra, knight of the order of Santiago, Diego García de Paredes and Alvar García de Mendoza, who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella during the conquest...
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United States Garces migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garces Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pero Garces, who arrived in America in 1811 [1]
  • Juan Garces, who landed in America in 1827 [1]
  • Mateo Garces, aged 31, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • Catalina Garces, who arrived in Spanish Main in 1879 [1]
  • L.eovigildo Garces, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1895 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Garces (post 1700) +

  • Paula Garcés (b. 1974), Colombian American film and television actress
  • Esteban Garces, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Virginia State House of Delegates 2nd District, 2011 [2]
  • Francisco Hermenegildo Tomás Garcés (1738-1781), Spanish Franciscan missionary and explorer
  • José Cebollero Garcés (b. 1936), Spanish soldier
  • Tomàs Garcés i Miravet (1901-1993), Spanish poet and lawyer from Catalonia
  • Jorge Luis Garcés Rojas (b. 1954), Chilean football manager
  • Delia Garcés (1924-2001), Argentine film actress who appeared in 30 films
  • Gloria A. Galeano Garcés (b. 1958), Colombian botanist and agronomist
  • Luis Miguel Garcés (b. 1982), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Paulo Andrés Garcés Contreras (b. 1984), Chilean football goalkeeper
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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