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All Irish surnames have underlying meanings that can be traced back to their fullest points when the names first appeared in a Gaelic form. The name Garth originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Graith or Mag Raith; these are both derived from the personal name Craith.

Garth Early Origins



The surname Garth was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Garth Spelling Variations


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Garth Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Garth revealed many variations, including MacGrath, MacGraw, MacGrauth, Magrath, Magraw and many more.

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Garth Early History


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Garth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Garth research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1600, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Garth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Garth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Garth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Garth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Garth or one of its variants:

Garth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Garth, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Garth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Geo Garth, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Jurg Garth, aged 43, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Garth, aged 39, landed in Virginia in 1773

Garth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Susanna Margaretha Garth, who landed in America in 1836
  • Anthony Garth, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Margarethe Garth, who landed in America in 1840
  • William Garth, who arrived in Kentucky in 1850
  • Karolina Garth, who arrived in America in 1853

Garth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Garth, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

Garth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Prudence Garth arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "John Renwick" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm
  • William Garth, aged 37, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Dirigo"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Garth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Garth (post 1700)



  • Leonard I. Garth (1921-2016), American jurist, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1973-1986)
  • George Garth (1733-1819), British General, Commander in the American Revolutionary War, Colonel of the 17th Regiment of Foot, Lieutenant Governor of Placentia, Newfoundland
  • Jennifer Eve "Jennie" Garth (b. 1972), American actress
  • Charles Garth (1734-1784), British Government Agent for South Carolina, Georgia and Maryland
  • John Garth (1701-1764), British politician, Member of Parliament for Devizes (1740–1764)
  • Sir Richard Garth PC, QC (1820-1903), Chief Justice of Bengal and Privy Counselor
  • General Thomas Garth (1744-1829), British Army officer and chief equerry to King George III
  • John Garth (1721-1810), English composer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN RENWICK 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837JohnRenwick.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Garth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Garth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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