William Garston

about 1667–
Mordiford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Garston was born about 1667, in Mordiford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth in 1692, in Mordiford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

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William Garston
1667–
Elizabeth
1671–
Marriage: 1692
Elizabeth Garston
1693–
William Garston
1694–
Ann Garston
1696–
Frances Garston
1698–
Paul Garstone
1700–1776
Thomas Garston
1702–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1692
Mordiford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Name Meaning

A name imported from France, as in Gaston de Foix. The surname has been written as De la Garston, which could derive from Anglo-Saxon "garstun," or grass enclosure. The name Garstin has also been used, which could be from the Old Norman personal name Geirsteinn. But Gaston is more probably from the French word "gaston," or like the Parisian names Gastot, Gasteau, Gastal, a diminutive of the name Gast, from "gast," which may come from Latin "vastus," meaning huge or burly. Some have translated the old word "gastos" as savant or sage and have connected the word to the old Gaulish names Wisogastus, Husegastus, Salegastus, and Losogastus, who wrote the Salic Law.

Sources (3)

  • William Garston in entry for William Garston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Garston in entry for Frances Garston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Garston in entry for Thomas Garston, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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