Garnatt is a name that came to England
in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Garnatt is a name for a person who grew or sold pomegranates. This metonymic
name, which is a type of name that refers to the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, is derived from the old French words pome,
which meant fruit
which meant full of seeds.
The name of the precious stone is derived from the same source. The name Garnatt is also a metonymic occupational
name for a maker or fitter of hinges, derived from the Old French word carne,
which means hinge.
The name Garnatt was brought to England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066 and it spread into the county of Lancashire
Early Origins of the Garnatt family
The surname Garnatt was first found in Lancashire
at Leck, a township and chapelry, in the parish of Tunstall, union of Lancaster, hundred
of Lonsdale south of the Sands. "This township belonged to the Gernets, of Halton, in the reign of John." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"According to Domesday Book
, Skelmersdale [, Lancashire] was in 1066 held by Uctred, who also held Dalton and Uplitherland; like these it was assessed as one ploughland, and was worth the normal 32d. beyond the usual rent. Later it was part of the forest fee, held by the Gernet family. The first of them known to have held it, Vivian Gernet, gave Skelmersdale and other manors to Robert Travers; these were held in 1212 by Henry Travers under Roger Gernet." CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
Early History of the Garnatt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garnatt research.Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1606, 1605, 1575 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Garnatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Garnatt Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Garnatt family name include Garnett, Garnet, Garnette, Gernet, Gernett and others.
Early Notables of the Garnatt family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Roger Gernett of Lancashire; Henry Garnet (1555-1606), sometimes Henry Garnett, an English Jesuit priest executed for his complicity in the Gunpowder... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garnatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Garnatt family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Garnatt family to immigrate North America: James Garnet who settled in Maryland in 1685; Elizabeth Garnet settled in Virginia in 1623; Judith Garnett settled in Massachusetts in 1634; Susan and Thomas Garnett settled in Virginia in 1623.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].