About the Project
The Garwood Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the surname Garwood. 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 name.
The short term aim is to Collect information about people bearing the Garwood surname and try to build a family tree for them. Eventually this will allow us to accomplish long term goals, such as trying to establish its roots and origins, building up a history, discovering how the name evolved over time, and filling in missing links in the Garwood lines already researched by the founding coordinator, Day Garwood.
This study encompasses all people with the Garwood surname, whether through patrilineal descent, terms of inheritance, adoption, marriage, or name change deed polls and so on.
Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Garwood's), by time period (18th Century Garwood's), or by topic (Garwood DNA, Garwood Occupations, Garwood 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 Garwood 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 researchers category. To do this, add the following text to the very top of your biography section:
[[Category: Researchers, Garwood Name Study]]
Add a section about yourself and your interest in the Garwood surname to the Researchers page. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, please contact the coordinator with the information so it can be added.
Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:
Please familiarise yourself with the Garwood Name Study category so you can get a feel for how the project is organised.
Related Surnames and Surname Variants
At the moment, no definitive variants are known. Please see the Garwood History page for possible theories.
The study is relatively new, so there's not much here at the moment.
You can see the things being worked on in the Garwood Name Study main category. This is where freespace pages will also live.