|Author:||Nanaea (Authenticated as Nanaea)|
|Date:||September 21, 2001 at 5:37:19 AM|
|Reply to:||Garris? by Susan|
While I couldn't locate a specific reference source for the meaning of the surname "Garris", I'm going to say that this appears to be a variation of the surname "Garrison" (much as "Harris " is a variation of "Harrison ").
Garrison (and most likely Garris) means "son of Gerard (or son of Gerald )". Both Gerard and Gerald were personal names introduced into England by the Normans.
Click on the blue links above for the meanings of Gerard and Gerald .
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