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Meaning and Origin of: Garfield boy

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First name origin & meaning:

English: Promontory

First name variations: Garfyeld

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
  3. 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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