Show ContentsGartside History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Gartside surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the region of Galicia in the province of Orense. It was later adopted in England after the Norman invasion of 1066.The surname Gartside is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Gartside family

The surname Gartside was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Gartside family

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Gartside Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gartside include Garside, Gartside, Garthside and others.

Early Notables of the Gartside family

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United States Gartside migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Gartside Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Gartside, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 1
  • Daniel D Gartside, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 1

Australia Gartside migration to Australia +

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

Gartside Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Gartside, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 25th June 1838, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Gartside (post 1700) +

  • John Clarence "Jack" Gartside, American fly tyer and fly fishing author
  • J. E. Gartside, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908 3
  • F. E. Gartside, American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 2nd District; Elected 1906 3
  • Robert Gartside (1906-1970), English professional footballer
  • Thomas Henry Gartside (1837-1910), English actor, dramatist, teacher and theatre manager
  • Mary Gartside (1765-1808), English water colourist and colour theorist
  • Philip 'Phil' Gartside (b. 1941), English businessman
  • Green Gartside (b. 1955), British musician

HMS Dorsetshire
  • Ron Gartside, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire (1945) when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking 4
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Ken Gartside, British Boy Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse (1941) and survived the sinking 5
  • Mr. Ronald Gartside, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse (1941) and survived the sinking 5

  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)
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  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 18) . Retrieved from
  4. Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th),
  5. HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from on Facebook