Going back a few generations: (In England mostly) Henry Garred(born 1749, died 1815) married Eleinor (born 1753, died 1814) had 2 boys and one girl. Oldest boy Francis Garred (born 1779) married Hannah, had 2 boys, Henry and John.
Henry Garred (born 1815, died 1916) married Margaret Self, had 4 boys and 2 girls:
Richard (b 1840), Henry (b 1842), Maria (b 1843), Francis (b. 1849), John (b 1851) and Sarah (b 1854)
Henry Garred (b 1842) was of farming stock and when he was married (1876) wrote his name as Henry Garrod.This spelling has persisted down that particular family line after him.He was my great-great grandfather.
Various ancestors are to be found in England, U.S. and also Australia.
At least three separate branches moved to the U.S. (One to Ohio in circa 1850)