Garrod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Garrod family

The surname Garrod was first found in Languedoc where they had been anciently seated in the seigneurie of d'Arreau, a village in the Hautes-Pyrénées in the arrondissement of Bagnères in the south-west of France.

Early History of the Garrod family

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Garrod Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Garreau, Gareau, Garreault, Gareault, Garron, Garon, Garren, Garau, Garaud, Garaude, Garault, Garaut, Garot, Garoui, Garraud, Garrault, Garraut, Garrot, Garroui, Garriau, Garriaud, Garriot, Garro, Garros, Garroutte, Garrot, Garrow, Garrod, Garroux, Le Garreau, Legarreau, Le Gareau, Legareau, Le Garault, du Garreau and many more.

Early Notables of the Garrod family (pre 1700)

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Australia Garrod migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Garrod Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Jeremiah Garrod, (b. 1801), aged 39, British Shoe Maker who was convicted in Suffolk, England for 10 years for burglary, transported aboard the "Asia" on 25th April 1840, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1841 [1]
  • Mr. Thomas Garrod, English convict who was convicted in Suffolk, England for life, transported aboard the "Blundell" on 13th March 1844, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1844 shortly after arriving [2]
  • Mr. Robert Clement Garrod, English saddler who was convicted in Saffron Walden, Essex, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Bangalore" on 28th March 1848, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) from Bermuda, he died in 1881 [3]
  • James Garrod, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Sultana" [4]

New Zealand Garrod migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Garrod Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Henry Garrod, aged 37, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mary Ann Garrod, aged 23, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Mr. Henry Garrod, (b. 1802), aged 37, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [5]
  • Mrs. Garrod, (b. 1816), aged 23, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Oriental" arriving in Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand on 31st January 1840 [5]
  • Rosalie Garrod, aged 20, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Garrod (post 1700) +

  • Alfred Henry Garrod (1846-1879), English zoologist, born in Charterhouse Square, London, eldest child of Sir Alfred Baring Garrod (1819–1907), an eminent physician [6]
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Alfred Guy Garrod GBE, KCB, MC, DFC (1891-1965), head of the RAF delegation to Washington D. C. from 1946 until he retired in 1948
  • Heathcote William Garrod (1878-1960), British classical scholar
  • Sir Archibald Edward Garrod (1857-1936), English physician, member of the Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Dorothy Garrod (1892-1968), British archaeologist, daughter of Archibald Garrod


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1840
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blundell
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 15th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/bangalore
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 30 June 2020


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