Gareis Family History
Gareis Name Meaning
from a reduced form of the Latin personal name Gregorius (see Gregory). metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, from a compound of Middle High German gar(e) ‘ready’ + isen ‘iron’. from Gero, a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with ger ‘spear’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press