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Origin of the name GARRIGUE.
Etymology of the name GARRIGUE.
Meaning of the baby name GARRIGUE.


GARRIGUE.  French surname, derived from the Provençal word garriga (terre inculte, "wasteland"), hence "from the wasteland."

GARIGUE, terre inculte: provençal garriga; du catalan garrig. (Contes et discours d'Eutrapel, v.2, Du Fail, 1875).

GARRIC, GARRICK, GARRIGUE: an ancient family possessing estates near Castres, south of Bourdeaux, of which Pierre Bouffard, sieur de la Garrigue, was the head.  Two of the scions of this family, Pierre and David, being Protestants, fled at the Revocation, the former to Holland, and the latter to England, both adopting, according to the usual custom, the name of the family estate.  David fled from Bourdeaux and travelled by Saintonge, Poitou, and Brittany, to St. Malo, from whence he sailed for Guernsey, and afterwards reached London in October 1685.  He left his wife and his infant son, Peter (then only five months old), behind him, his wife arriving in London about two months after him, having come by sea in a little Guernsey vessel of only 14 tons, and her son about eighteen months later, accompanied by his nurse.  This boy, on arriving at manhood, entered the army, was lieutenant of Dragoons, afterwards captain of the Old Buffs, and it was while recruiting at Hereford, in 1716, that his son David, afterwards the celebrated actor, was born, in the Angel Inn there.  While abroad on foreign service, the captain's family resided at Lichfield, to which his wife belonged�Arabella Clough, daughter of one of the vicars of the cathedral.  On arrivnig at manhood, Peter, the captain's eldest son, and his brother David, began the business of wine-merchants in London; but the latter, not taking kindly to a business life, and probably conscious of the power within him, eventually left the wine trade and took to the stage, on which he displayed such extraordinary genius. (The Huguenots, &c., Smiles, 1880)


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