Among the clans of the Scottish/English Borderlands, the Strathclyde Britons
were the first to use the name Garrock. It is derived from the personal name
Craig. Thus, Garrock is a patronymic
name, taken from the given name of the father or some other ancestor of the bearer. However, Garrock may also be of local
origin, referring to those who lived in or near the place called Carrick in Ayrshire
Early Origins of the Garrock family
The surname Garrock 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.
Early History of the Garrock family
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Garrock Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Garrock has been spelled Carrick, Carick, Carich, Carrich, Karryck, Karrik, Karrick, Kerrich, Kerrick, Carrig, Carrigy, McCarrigy and many more.
Early Notables of the Garrock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Garrock family to Ireland
Some of the Garrock family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Garrock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Garrock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Margaret Garrock, aged 22, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
- Margaret Garrock, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOSEPH SOMES / SOAMES 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850JosephSomes.htm
The Garrock Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Garde bien
Motto Translation: Watch well.