Whats up Steve As I spell my name "Garreans", about half of our family spell it like yours, with out the "S". As I am of French decent I have traced our family back to the 1600`s in France to the Garreau name. I have actually found cases of relatives changing thier names from Garreau to Garreans during cesuses taking in the 1800`s and also a caseof a confederate soldier from Louisana during the civil war.Alphonse Garreau to garreans. Most of my immeditate family came out of Nebraska and Iowa in the late 1800`s. But a few were on the east coast and in Canada. Now were are spred out all over the United States,coast to coast. Now if you are of Irish decent you are most likely of Garren ansestry, because its a irish name. Good luck, let me know if you find anything new!