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Garson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


Garson is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a young boy who worked as a valet or servant to a nobleman which is derived from the French root garcon, which literally means boy.

Early Origins of the Garson family


The surname Garson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Garson family


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Garson Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Garson were recorded, including Garson, Garcon and others.

Early Notables of the Garson family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Garson family to the New World and Oceana


The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Garson arrived in North America very early:

Garson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martha Garson, who arrived in Maryland in 1660 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Garson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Garson who settled in Savannah Georgia in 1775

Garson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James C. Garson, who arrived in San Francisco in 1851
  • August Garson, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
  • John Garson, who landed in Arkansas in 1887 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Garson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J. Garson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm
  • Peter Garson, aged 42, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Garson (post 1700)


  • Barbara Garson (b. 1941), American playwright, author and social activist
  • Mike Garson, American pianist
  • Willie Garson (b. 1964), American actor who has appeared in over 50 movies
  • Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson (1904-1996), Academy Award-winning actress
  • Stuart Sinclair Garson (1898-1977), Canadian politician and lawyer

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml

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