My family spell our name Garrood. My father's family lived in Heston, Middlesex from about 1935. My step gt grandmother (following my gt grandfathers divorce, apparantly a scandolous marriage to a younger woman)lived on the Kent Coast until she died in the early 80's. I understand that they lived in France but had earlier lived in Spitalfields. I would love to hear if this fits in with anything you know.