Show ContentsGarling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Garling surname is thought to be a habitational name taken on from a now lost or unidentified place name in England.

Early Origins of the Garling family

The surname Garling was first found in Norfolk where the family name was first referenced in the year 1296 when William Girlyn held estates in that shire. The Girlington family were early proprietors of the township of Leck in Lancashire. [1]

Early History of the Garling family

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Garling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Girling, Girlyn, Girlington, Gerlinston, Garlington, Gerling, Gerlin, Girlin, Gerlyn, Gerlinge, Gylinge and many more.

Early Notables of the Garling family (pre 1700)

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Garling Ranking

In the United States, the name Garling is the 17,341st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

United States Garling migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christiana Garling, who landed in Texas in 1835 [3]

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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) on Facebook