Garde Family History
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Garde Name Meaning
Basque: habitational name from a place so named in Navarre, Basque Country, from Basque garde ‘place where wild oats grow’. French: from Old French garde ‘watch’, ‘protection’; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower. Swedish (Gård): variant of Gård (see Gard). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as gur-day: Hindu (Brahman) name, found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi g?r?da ‘belch’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press