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First name origin & meaning:

German: Spear carrier

First name variations: Garry, Garrie, Garvey, Garvie, Garvin, Gervis, Gervais, Gervase, Garri, Gare, Gari, Garie, Gary

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Americanized spelling of the French topographic name Garrigue (see Garrigues).
  2. Scottish: variant of Garioch, a habitational name from the district in Aberdeenshire so named.
  3. English: habitational name from Garwick in Lincolnshire, named from an Old English personal name Gǣra + Old English wīc ‘(dairy) farm’.
  4. The name is closely associated with the Huguenots. The English actor-manager David Garrick (1717–79) was the grandson of David de la Garrique, who fled Bordeaux in 1685, changing his family name to Garric on arrival in England. Other Garricks (Garicks) were in SC in the 1820s.
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