Garrigues Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Garrigues Garrigus Garrigue
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About the Project

The Garrigues Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Garrigues name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Garrigues name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (American Garrigueses), by time period (18th Century Garrigueses), or by topic (Garrigues DNA, Garrigues Occupations, Garrigues Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Garrigues Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Chris Garrigues for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Origins of the name Garrigues

The earliest individuals identified in WikiTree so far with the name Garrigues are located in the following locations:

so clearly the name had already spread quite far by the 1600s.

[ In the above list, I only included the earliest individual in the given location. ] Most of the early individuals are within the boundaries of what has been termed Occitania, which today includes southern France, Catalonia, and parts of Italy. Clearly from the above list, some with the name had already moved to what today is Germany, England, and even Mexico during the 1600s.

Occitania was the the home of the Huguenots and many of today's Garrigueses identify as the descendants of Huguenots. Persecution of Huguenots was already underway in France by the 1500s and this explains those who had moved outside Occitania.

In short, the original Garrigueses were Occitanians. We probably can't say where in Occitania they originated, but the highest concentration is in Languedoc. Very likely they were Cathars in the 12th century.

[ this means my ancestors went Cathar->Huguenot->Quaker->Atheist. Not exactly finding the most popular group to join at any given time. ]

Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

Surnames Not Part of This Study

There are several names that are frequently believed to be variations of this family name, but DNA evidence seems to indicate otherwise in some cases. These names are explicitly not part of this study even if they connect to the tree:

Notable people named Garrigues (or variations)

These may not all be notable per Wikipedia standards, but they are of interest to family members.

Notable People Not Named Garrigues

These people don't carry the surname Garrigues, but they are related to us in some way and are notable.


Useful Resources

Resources whose data is already largely included

Resources whose data needs to be studied

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