Garmany History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The chronicles of the Garmany family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons of the Scottish/English Borderlands. Garmany is derived from the personal name Craig. Thus, Garmany is a patronymic name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, Garmany may also be of local origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire.
Early Origins of the Garmany family
The surname Garmany was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, and were known as 'the men of Carrick'. Duncan de Carrick (died 1250) was made the Mormaer (Earl) of Carrick by Scottish King Alexander I in 1186. He was a direct ancestor Robert the Bruce (Robert I), King of the Scots 1274-1329.
Important Dates for the Garmany family
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Garmany Spelling Variations
The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Garmany has been spelled Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.
Early Notables of the Garmany family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garmany family to Ireland
Some of the Garmany family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Garmany migration to the United States
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North America. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Garmany Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Garmany, who settled in South Carolina in 1788
Contemporary Notables of the name Garmany (post 1700)
- Robert Garmany McCrum, Irish millionaire, builder of the Victorian era model village of Milford, High Sheriff of Armagh