When Michael Garoutte was born in 1829, in Ohio, United States, his father, James Smith Garoutte, was 37 and his mother, Charlotte Richards, was 21. He lived in Greene Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died in 1850, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 21.
French (southern): nickname, metonymic occupational name, or a topographic name from Occitan garouto, a term denoting a type of pea. This surname is very rare in France.
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