First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Garfyeld
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: probably a habitational name from a lost or
unidentified place, generally from a field name denoting a triangular
area, Old English gāra (see Gore) at the corner of an
open field after rectangular furlongs had been laid out.
- Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
- U.S. President James Abram Garfield (1831–81) was preceded by at
least six Garfields born in America, his immigrant ancestor having
come to Massachusetts Bay with John Winthrop in 1630.
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