Garn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Garn family

The surname Garn was first found in East Prussia, where the name Garn came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Garn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garn research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1786 is included under the topic Early Garn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garn Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garn, Garner, Garnerin, Garin, Garene, Karen, Gern, Geirn, Giern, Geren, Garn, Gerner, Gar, Garnen and many more.

Early Notables of the Garn family (pre 1700)

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United States Garn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Kuskly Garn, who settled in New York in 1832
  • William Garn, aged 34, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Garn (post 1700) +

  • Kevin Stacy Garn (b. 1955), American politician, former Republican majority leader of the Utah House of Representatives
  • Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (b. 1932), American politician, United States Senator from Utah (1974-1993), the first sitting member of the United States Congress to fly in space in 1985


  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)


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