Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish or Scottish: reduced form of McGarr.
- Altered form of German Gorr, from a short form of the
personal name Gregor, Latin Gregorius (see
- Possibly an altered spelling of German
Garre, a nickname for someone with a croaky voice, from a
derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German garren ‘to
whistle’, ‘to groan’.
- Alternatively, a metonymic occupational name
for a cartwright, from Middle High German garre, karre
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