Garson and Forsyth
Have never had sucess with the name Garson. All I know is that his people came from Alscase-Loraine(sp?) region. It has been rumored that they were of Jewish decent and converted to Christianity to flee the concentration camp round ups. The only people I've ever met with the name are also Jewish. Does anyone know about this?
Also Forsyth ( no "E") is it English, Irish, or Scottish.
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I knew a family named Forseth...-Kate
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From"Garson is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is a name for a young boy who worked as a valet or servant to a nobleman which is derived from the French root garcon, which literally means boy."Spelling variations include: Garson, Garcon and others."First found in Yorkshire where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D."Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Robert Garson who settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1775; August Garson settled in Philadelphia in 1868; along with James; C. Garson arrived in San Francisco in 1851."From"The history of the name Forsyth starts in ancient Scotland among the Pictish people. The name Forsyth is derived from the old Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, which means 'man of peace'. However, some recorded examples of the surname Forsyth suggest that it is occasionally a local name derived from the residence in some place named Forsythe."Spelling variations include: Forsyth, Forsythe, Forseyth, Forsy, Foursides and others."First found in Stirlingshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D."Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: James Forsyth who settled in New England in 1685; Catherine Forsyth who settled in Georgia in 1747; Adam Forsyth settled in Philadelphia in 1802; followed by Henry, James, John, Joseph, Patrick, Robert, Samuel, and Thomas Forsyth, who all passed through the same port between 1800 and 1865.

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