Interested In The Gargett Name History

Robert Gargett (An Australian) wrote: Hi im interested in the Gargett name history. My ‘branch’ started as far as i can tell from parents in england. any info from you would be tops…thx Rob Gargett

A number of people have asked about the Gargett History and what I know. My dad told me that Gargett originated in France, but we got chased out during the war of the Huguenots where we resettled in England. I understand that there are a lot of Gargett’s in the York area. From there, as near as I understand, Australia seems to of gotten quite a few, and a number came to the US, then up to Canada.

Can I Get A Email Address?

George Gargett from the UK asked me “I would like more info about obtaining a email address”

First, my dads name was George Gargett. Died a few years ago, but was born in Alma Michigan in 1917. He has put together some history of the Gargett name, and I hope to get some of it up in the future.

I also have a brother George Gargett, lives in Michigan.

Here is the deal, I run this site just for fun and pay for all the web hosting and the few emails that are out there. Since this is just a labor of love, I really cannot afford to just keep expanding new annual costs for email. I have, however, found out that I can buy them in groups of 10 or 25. Price is US$99.00 per year for 10, US$150.00 for 25. I bought a pack of 10 for our family which runs until the end of 2010. So, if someone wants to purchase a group of 10 or 25 let me know. Two years is the minimum and I make no money on this what so ever.

Oh, and here are the rules – if your name is not taken, you got it. If it is, well, then you have to do an initial or something. First come first serve.

Gloucester Gargetts

Leonard Gargett also went to Gloucester…

You might remember me. I am the airline emp who might be the sole Gargett to visit Gargett, AU. Another interesting bit of Gargett lore to share with you. Last fall I took my Dad to Gloucester England to meet Dave Gargett and his family. My father had hooked up with Dave over the web and wanted to take Dave’s invitation to pay them a visit. Much like the startled clerk in Gargett Queensland who had never met a Gargett, Dave and his family and friends were very curious to meet these crazy Yanks. We visited a “proper pub” to watch a rugby match, saw the sights around Gloucester and my Dad left England with an official Brit Police Bobby hat. Dave is a fine guy originally from Yorkshire and is a volunteer in an interesting disaster relief group called Rapid UK We got to visit their command HQ while they were in Pakistan after that severe earthquake last year. I think a link to Rapid UK would be fine addition to Gargett.Com. Just an idea.

Always check in a couple times a year to see where Heather has gone. She and I seem kindred spirits. I still have a list of places I want to visit before my airline job caputs.. As they say in Gloucester and Mackay, AU.. Cheers!

Gargett, Queensland Australia

Leonard Gargett wrote this (you can see where it is on the website page)

“If any other Gargett’s get in a big hurry to find Gargett, Queensland. Uh, don’t..

I almost missed it. The lady at the general store said she had never met a Gargett and seemed pretty disinterested in meeting one really. Pretty much an Aussie pub/hotel and a couple businesses. That is it.

The good news is that Eungella National park nearby at the end of the valley is a nice park. I wish I had had time to go over the other side of the ridge into the outback. Looked interesting.

Mackay at the coast side of the valley looked like a neat town. No beaches or anything, but nice.

This area has had 2 major storms in the last year which reminded me of my visit there shortly after 9/11.”

Find More Gargett’s?

From another John Gargett (his email is from the UK I believe) – Could you help me in finding more people with the surname of Gargett. We already have a strong connection to north east of England and Australia.

Well, if Gargett’s from around the world want to have me make a list of their names and emails I would be glad to post it? Thoughts from anyone?

WWU student’s next venture: Study Tibetan refugees

Heather Gargett already has visited 18 countries, five continents.

Written By Michelle Nolan, For the Bellingham Herald

TRAVELING WOMAN: Heather Gargett, 18, a Bellingham resident and WWU student, has traveled in Europe, Africa, Central America and Asia, and leaves today to study in a small village in northern India. She takes after her father and grandfather, both of whom traveled extensively.

Gargett is shown here in Roatan, Honduras last March. PHOTO COURTESY OF CELESTE GARGETT

It takes a remarkable 18-year-old to refer to “continents I need.”

That’s how Western Washington University student Heather Gargett of Bellingham talks about South America , Antarctica and Australia , the only continents she has yet to visit.

There’s no doubt in her mind that she’ll fulfill those travel “needs” eventually. But today,she leaves for a different adventure: the study of Tibetan refugees in the Himalayan village of Ladakh , in far northern India .

It’s her sixth international journey is as many years. In fact, she’d already visited 18 countries and five continents by the time she turned 18.

For her latest trip, she’s going to Ladakh with other college students through the Institute for Village Studies in Friday Harbor . She says Ladakh, which was closed to foreigners until the mid 1970s and is not far from the disputed territory of Kashmir , offers unparalleled opportunities for a student majoring in cultural anthropology and ethnography.

“We can’t go into Tibet itself, but this will give me a wonderful chance to study the effects of tourism and the Western world on the traditional culture and art of the Tibetan refugees,” she said.

Turbulent area

She’s well aware that she’ll be in a turbulent part of the world.

“I’m not afraid,” she said. “I probably should be, but I’m not.”

Perhaps it’s her genes. Her father, information manager John Gargett, has visited in 42 countries in a long and varied career that includes doing humanitarian relief for the United Nations.

“And my grandfather (George Gargett of Bellingham ) is one of the few people who has visited every county in the United States ,” said Heather, the daughter of St. Joseph Hospital nurse Monica Gargett.

A willowy dancer who moves with the natural grace of an athlete, Heather is an accomplished scuba diver and formerly was a kick-boxer. She was a straight-A student at Sehome High School and Whatcom Community College in the Running Start program before enrolling at Western spring quarter.

Finding a variety of ways to travel, she has waltzed through large parts of Europe , Africa , Central America and Asia since she was 13.

Inspired by Jamaica

“What really inspired me was my trip to Jamaica when I was 3 and dad worked for the U.N.,” she said. “I have vivid memories of oranges, warm water and geckos.”

She recalls several moves around the United States until she was about 10, when she entered Larrabee Elementary School . When she was 13, she stayed with family friends during a three-week trip to Japan .

“That was a turning point in my life,” she said. “I decided I didn’t want to be a ditzy girl.”

Instead, she got serious about traveling

At 14, she toured Mediterranean countries in the People to People program for student ambassadors. At 15, she went to Switzerland as a Rotary exchange student. At 16, she worked at a hospital in Kenya for about a month through the World Medical Mission.

She spent last Christmas in Belize and Guatemala . In March, she went on a scuba diving trip to Honduras after working three part-time jobs to pay for it.

“It feels better that way,” she said of earning money for travel. “You appreciate it more.”

Michelle Nolan is a freelance writer. For questions or story ideas, contact Dean Kahn at dean.kahn@ or 715-2264 .