Family name origins & meanings
- Basque : habitational name from a place so named in Navarre, Basque Country, from Basque garde ‘place where wild oats grow’.
- French : from Old French garde ‘watch’, ‘protection’; an occupational name for someone who kept watch or guard, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a vantage point or watchtower.
- Swedish (Gård) : variant of Gård (see Gard).
- Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as gur-day : Hindu (Brahman) name, found among the Konkanasth Brahmins, probably from Marathi gəṛda ‘belch’.