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Garnham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Garnham family in Ireland was Mag Fhionnain, derived from the word "fionn," which means "fair."


Early Origins of the Garnham family


The surname Garnham was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Garnham family


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Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1798 is included under the topic Early Garnham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Garnham Spelling Variations


Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Garnham were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Gannon, Ganon and others.

Early Notables of the Garnham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Garnham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Garnham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Garnham, aged 24, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Benjamin Garnham, aged 24, a bricklayer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Garnham (post 1700)


  • Stuart Edward Garnham (b. 1955), former English footballer who played from 1973 to 1985
  • Percy Claude Garnham (1875-1915), British father of Percy Cyril Claude Garnham
  • Percy Cyril Claude Garnham FRS CMG (1901-1994), British biologist and parasitologist, awarded the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Manson Medal in 1965
  • Scott Garnham (b. 1985), British theatre actor, known for his work in Billy Elliot The Musical, Les Miserables, Made in Dagenham and many more
  • Robin Garnham (b. 1988), British handball player at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  • Nicholas Garnham (b. 1937), English Emeritus Professor at the University of Westminster
  • Michael Anthony Garnham (b. 1960), former English cricketer

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Citations


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm


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