Meaning and Origin of Garth - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Garth

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Norse : Enclosure
  • French : Watchful

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Northern English : topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosure, normally a paddock or orchard, from northern Middle English garth ‘enclosed area’, ‘yard’ (from Old Norse garðr ‘enclosure’).
  • German (also Gärth) : topographic name from Old Saxon gard ‘enclosure’, ‘farm(yard)’, originally denoting a settlement protected by a fence.

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