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The name Garfirth comes from an old Yorkshire place name, which is in turn derived fro the Old English elements "gara," which denoted a triangular piece of ground, and "ford," meaning a crossing place through shallow water.

Garfirth Early Origins



The surname Garfirth was first found in Yorkshire 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 and held a family seat at Sleeton.

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Garfirth Spelling Variations


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Garfirth Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Garfirth have been found, including Garforth, Garford, Garforde, Garforthe and others.

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Garfirth Early History


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Garfirth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garfirth research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1444, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Garfirth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garfirth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garfirth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Garfirth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Garfirth, or a variant listed above: Gervais Garford, who arrived in Salem, MA between the years 1620-1650; Richard Garford, who came to Maryland in 1651; Ruth Garford, who came to Virginia Year in 1714.

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Garfirth Historic Events


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Garfirth Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Garfirth (d. 1912), aged 21, English Third Class passenger from Wollaston, Northamptonshire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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  1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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