Surnames/tags: Garrigues Garrigus Garrigue
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.
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:
- Vitale (Garrigues) de Garrigues (abt.1340-), France
- Samuel Garrigues (abt.1550-), Württemberg
- Francesch Garrigues (abt.1590-), Barcelona
- Jacques Garrigues (abt.1625-), Languedoc
- Henricus Garrigues (1664-), Königsberg
- Johann Garrigues (abt.1640-), Bavaria
- Pedro Garrigues (abt.1650-), Mexico
- David Garrigues (abt.1650-), Berlin
- Abraham Garrigues (abt.1670-), England
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. ]
Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!
- Unidentified Fathers in the US
- Garrigues Migrations throughout time
- Businesses with Garrigues in their name
- Pre-1850 censuses
- Garrigues/Garrigus military service
- Garrigues with an E in the New Jersey Family
- Documents used in the Garrigues Name Study Please add any documents you upload to WikiTree for this study here
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.
- Judge Adolphe Garrigues (1808-1885) Lousiana judge and tax collector
- Alice Belle Garrigus (1858-1949) American-born founding mother of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland
- Anabel Medina Garrigues (1982-) Spanish tennis player
- Brig. Gen. Antoine Paul Joseph Louis Garrigues (1780-1845) American General served in the Louisiana Militia in the War of 1812
- Benjamin Garrigues (1795-1845) American station master on the Underground Railroad
- Carl Edmund Garrigus (1931-1975) American football quarterback who played one season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League
- Chantal Madeleine Garrigues (1944-2018) French actress
- Charles Byford Garrigus Jr (1914-2000) American poet and professor who was California Poet Laureate and also served in the California State Assembly for the 33rd district
- Charles Harris Garrigues (1902-1974) American writer and journalist
- Charlotte Garrigue (1850-1923) American-born first lady of Czechoslovakia
- Daniel Garrigue (1948-) French member of the National Assembly
- Harry Lucian Garrigus (1876-1968) American animal scientist, livestock breeder, and educator who worked at the University of Connecticut
- Henri Jacques Garrigues (1831-1913) Danish-born American doctor who introduced antiseptic obstetrics to the United States
- Jacob Garrigues (1751-1794) American Assistant Secretary to the Convention for the State of Pennsylvania in 1776 and Assistant Census Taker in 1790
- Jacques Garrigues (1677-1730) Jeweler and church board member of the French Reformed Church of Magdeburg
- Jean Garrigue (1912-1972) American poet
- Joseph Cruckshank Garrigues (1833-1872) American founder of Garrigues Brothers Publishers
- Malvina Garrigues (1825-1904) Danish-born Portuguese operatic soprano
- Mary Frances Garrigus (1891-1918) Montana’s first Native American female lawyer.
- Moyse Garrigues (1708-1750) Jeweler and goldsmith, court assessor of the French colony of Magdeburg and director of the French orphanage of the colony
- Robert Garrigus (1977-) American Professional Golfer
- Samuel Parker Garrigues (1793-1835) American High Constable in Philadelphia who travelled into the deep south to rescue kidnapped free black children
- Thomas Irvin Garrigus (1946-2006) American Olympic Athlete who won a silver Medal in the 1968 Olympic games.
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.
- Alice Middleton Boring (1883-1955), granddaughter of Lydia Smith (Garrigues) Truman (1824-1902). American biologist, zoologist, and herpetologist,.
- Edwin Garrigues Boring (1886-1968), grandson of Lydia Smith (Garrigues) Truman (1824-1902). American experimental psychologist.
- David Garrick (1716-1779), grandson of David (Bouffard) Garric (bef.1665-). English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer. Early Garrigues genealogies often referenced him without saying what connection there might actually be.
- Fred Garrigus Holloway (1898-1988), son of Alice Elizabeth (Garrigus) Holloway (1856-1902). American bishop of The Methodist Church.
- Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), husband of Charlotte Garrigue (1850-1923). First president of Czechoslovakia.
- Walter Curran Mendenhall (1871-1957), son of Emma Pierce (Garrigues) Mendenhall (1846-abt.1944). Director of the Geological Survey under Herbert Hoover.
- James Ralph Esq (abt.1705-1762), father of Mary (Ralph) Garrigues (abt.1724-1788). English poet, playwright, political writer, and friend of Benjamin Franklin. Often mistakenly believed to be American-born.
- South Africa
- United States
- West Indies
Resources whose data is already largely included
- "The Descendants of Matthieu and Susanne (nee Rochet) Garrigues..." by Robert Garrigus; Columbia MD: 2003
- The Ancestry of Matthieu Garrigues of Languedoc..., by Robert C. Garrigus, Columbia, Maryland: 2003
Resources whose data needs to be studied
- Edmund Garrigues, Vol 1
- Edmund Garrigues, Vol 2
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