Origins Available: Portuguese
The Garsea surname is an old Portuguese patronymic
surname, derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Garsea is thought to be a patronymic name formed from a now unknown medieval given name. An older Latin form of the surname was Garsea, the roots of which may well pre-date the Latin era and come from the Basque
Early Origins of the Garsea family
The surname Garsea was first found in Navarre, where the name is documented in the earliest records.
Early History of the Garsea family
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Garsea Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Garcia, García, Garsea, Garsía, Garsia, Garcies, Guarsea, Guarseas, Garsías, Garsias, Gassía, Gassia, Garci, Garcés, Garces, Garcíaz, Garciaz, Garséaz, Garseaz, Gasset, Garcet, Gracía, Gracia and many more.
Early Notables of the Garsea family (pre 1700)
Prominent members of the family include were Count García of Navarre (d. 857), García I, king of Leon from 910-914, and García I of Navarre, who ruled 925-970. King García IV ruled Navarre from 1134-1150. Also of note were Gil Garcíez Dazagra, knight of the order of Santiago, Diego García de... Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Garsea Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Garsea family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alejo García, who arrived in the New World in 1528 and explored Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Lope García de Castro was Governor of Peru in the 1560s. Bartolomé.