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Garrish family line

The Gerrish name is of early medieval English origin, and is one of that large group of early surnames that were created from the habitual use of a nickname. These were given in the first instance with reference to occupation, or to a variety of characteristics, such as physical attributes or peculiarities, mental and moral characteristics, supposed resemblance to an animal's or bird's appearance or disposition, or to habits of dress. In this instance the nickname was used originally of someone who was considered to be wayward, wild or capricious, derived from the Middle English word "gerysshe", fickle, changeable, wayward, a derivative of "gere", fit of passion, thought to be ultimately of Scandinavian derivation. The term has generated a number of modern surnames, such as Geary, Garry, Gear(e), Geer(e), Garrish, Gerish and Gerrish, the latter forms being found particularly in the West Country. The surname was first recorded in the late 13th Century and other early recordings include: William le Geriss (1275, Oxfordshire); Christina Gerygge (1327, Lancashire); and William Girisshe (1370, Oxfordshire). The marriage of Henry Gerrish and Mary Fish was recorded at St. Cuthberts' Wells, in Somerset, on September 1st 1715. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Umfrey le Gerische, which was dated 1275, in the "Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

1-Henry Garrish (1760-1795)
+Elizabeth Howard (1765-1837)
. 2-James B Garrish (1788-5 February 1848)
. +Rebecca O'Neal (1792-1850)
. . 3-James Simon Garrish (1818-1880)
. . +Selina O'Neal (14 November 1833-22 May 1911)
. . . 4-David Wilson Garrish (7 March 1861-15 December 1933)
. . . +Margaret Virginia "Maggie" Boomer (14 October 1851-15 November 1947)
. . . . 5-David Wilson Garrish (12 August 1888-21 January 1892)
. . . . 5-Elizabeth Maxwell "Bettie" Garrish (19 September 1901-15 October 1935)
. . . . 5-John Leon Garrish (12 April 1894-25 September 1963)
. . . . +Carrie Mae McKinney (-)
. . . . . 6-John Elbert Garrish (5 October 1925-24 January 1994)
. . . . . +Wanda Blake Smith (-)
. . . . . . 7-Carl Alvin Garrish (24 August 1858-)
. . . . . . +Judi Lynn Stotesbury (-)
. . . . 5-Eula May Garrish (19 June 1883-31 January 1926)
. . . . +James W H Spencer (-)
. . . 4-Simon Garrish (11 February 1865-4 August 1935)
. . . +Sarah Emaline Howard (16 April 1870-3 July 1961)
. . . . 5-Armeda Howard Garrish (27 July 1890-4 August 1977)
. . . . +Walter Cleveland O'Neal (22 March 1885-December 1976)
. . . . . 6-Willis Arrington O'Neal (7 August 1908-9 November 1910)
. . . . . 6-Ansley O'Neal (27 November 1911-13 October 1968)
. . . . . +Geneva Mae Gaskins (-)
. . . . . 6-Walter Cleveland O'Neal (9 October 1933-12 April 1992)
. . +Nancy Caroline O'Neal (1822-)
. . . 4-Benjamin Joseph Garrish (17 April 1844-17 July 1885)
. . . +Mary Jane O'Neal (21 September 1847-16 April 1920)
. . . . 5-James Henry Garrish (24 April 1877-4 June 1947)
. . . . +Isabella Williams (10 March 1878-31 July 1962)
. . . . . 6-David B Garrish (16 December 1889-25 October 1906)
. . . . . 6-James Daniel Garrish (3 June 1904-10 April 1945)
. . . . . +Ruby Estelle Austin (-)
. . . . . 6-Jesse Woolard Garrish (10 April 1913-1 August 1962)
. . . . . +Lucille Freeman O'Neal (-)
. . . . 5-Daniel B Garrish (2 April 1879-20 May 1955)
. . . . +Annie Lee Scarborough (28 March 1880-3 August 1966)
. . . . 5-Benjamin Joseph Garrish (6 August 1885-11 January 1941)
. . . . +Ann Elizabeth "Annie" Williams (4 March 1887-19 December 1959)
. . . . . 6-Monford Raeford Garrish (14 May 1917-25 May 1985)
. . . . . +Iva Burrus (-)
. . . . . . 7-Brent Burrus Garrish (18 June 1947-19 June 1947)
. . . 4-Jacob Wahab Garrish (1845-1876)
. . . +Sarah Frances O'Neal (-)
. . . . 5-Uriah Wahab Garrish (25 November 1874-23 April 1968)
. . . . +Ellen W Spencer (1 August 1880-28 March 1919)
. . . . . 6-Robert Charles Garrish (24 January 1939-)
. . . . . 6-Uriah Wahab Garrish (24 November 1905-1 September 1988)
. . . . . +Maude Thomas Williams (-)
. . . . . . 7-Rena Grace Garrish (19 October 1935-)
. . . . . . +Thurston Fuller Gaskill (-)
. . . . . . . 8-Freda May Gaskill (7 September 1960-7 September 1960)
. . . 4-James Simon Garrish (23 August 1849-13 October 1915)
. . . +Jane Thomas O'Neal (21 July 1853-29 September 1938)
. . . . 5-Alethia "Litha" Garrish (13 October 1876-2 September 1961)
. . . . +Tilman W O'Neal (2 October 1875-10 April 1914)
. . . . . 6-Bradford Washington O'Neal (20 September 1899-22 April 1916)
. . . . . 6-Martha Jane O'Neal (18 December 1903-20 September 1971)
. . . . . +Gilbert Bryan Gaskins (12 October 1896-24 December 1971)
. . . . 5-Alexander Norman Garrish (28 March 1880-9 April 1919)
. . . . +Bersheba Howard (28 July 1885-18 December 1905)
. . . . . 6-Norman Garrish (17 December 1905-17 December 1905)
. . . . 5-Henry Garrish (11 April 1883-3 January 1955)
. . . . 5-Preston Gibbs Garrish (24 October 1885-18 September 1970)
. . . . +Bertha O'Neal (-)
. . . . 5-Charlie Warren Garrish (1890-1968)
. . . . +Rosa E O'Neal (24 May 1892-7 December 1965)
. . . . . 6-Charlie Warren Garrish (24 May 1917-18 October 1971)
. . . 4-Dorcas Jane Garrish (8 April 1856-8 August 1886)
. . . +Thomas R Gaskill (1 September 1853-14 October 1882)
. . . . 5-Capt Robert Washington Gaskill (3 July 1878-19 September 1937)
. . . . 5-Florence Lillie Gaskill (18 June 1880-6 February 1961)
. . . . 5-Dean T Gaskill (25 January 1883-31 October 1969)
. . . . +Charlie Wahab Ballance (27 August 1879-17 August 1917)
. . . 4-Alexander H Garrish (9 March 1859-7 November 1930)
. . . +Epherena Fulcher (1867-1948)
. . . . 5-Myra Garrish (28 October 1888-27 February 1969)
. . . . +Jather "Jake" Alligood (5 August 1900-25 January 1961)
. . . . +Winfield Hunnings (-)
. . . . 5-Maggie Garrish (1890-1970)
. . . . +William Warren Scarborough (6 September 1883-27 June 1853)
. . . . . 6-Edna Virginia Scarborough (5 November 1915-26 February 1930)
. . . . . 6-William Alexander Scarborough (2 October 1919-3 November 1919)
. . 3-Louisa Garrish (1827-)
. . +Elisha Ballance (1827-)
. . . 4-Nancy Ballance (23 December 1848-29 July 1915)
. . . +George LaFayette Fulcher (19 April 1844-30 September 1908)
. . . . 5-James Harvey "Hobby" Fulcher (27 July 1868-30 August 1930)
. . . . +Helen Dixon (6 March 1872-8 October 1955)
. . . . . 6-Maud Fulcher (24 October 1890-25 May 1909)
. . . . . 6-Lloyd Fulcher (27 October 1892-28 December 1963)
. . . . . 6-Annie Bell Fulcher (1900-1968)
. . . . . +George F O'Neal (1890-1968)
. . . . 5-George Lafayette Fulcher (1871-)
. . . 4-Aaron William Ballance (24 November 1857-9 August 1915)
. . . +Lois Anne Williams (12 May 1857-22 August 1935)
. . . . 5-Susan Ann Ballance (4 December 1876-11 November 1949)
. . . . +Abner Bennett Howard (9 February 1877-27 July 1942)
. . . . 5-Elizabeth Evans Ballance (13 October 1885-6 August 1970)
. . . . +Stacy Wilson Howard (9 April 1885-24 October 1968)
. . . . . 6-Kenneth Lawrence Howard (22 December 1909-17 March 1915)
. . . . 5-Elisha Ballance (December 1886-)
. . . . +Emma Gaskins (8 April 1889-8 September 1969)
. . . . . 6-Clare Joyce Ballance (26 June 1933-6 July 1933)
. . . . . 6-Reginald Gray Ballance (18 January 1931-22 September 1933)
. . . . . 6-Kenneth Lawrence Ballance (13 September 1922-23 December 1995)
. . . . . +Vera Irven Williams (-)
. . . . . . 7-Kathy Deane Ballance (26 September 1953-21 October 1953)
. . . 4-Howard Ballance (1845-)