Garret Family History
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Garret Name Meaning
French: humorous nickname for a man with shapely legs, from jarrett ‘hock’. French: variant spelling of Garet, which has various explanations: from Old French garet ‘shelter’, a derivative of garer ‘to protect’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman or a topographic name for someone who lived by a covered shelter for animals, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word, for example in Allier and Puy-de-Dôme; or alternatively from a pet form of any of the various Germanic personal names beginning with the element geri, gari ‘spear’ or ward ‘guard’, ‘protect’. English: variant spelling of Garrett.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press