Thanks for the comments.
I was sure that pomegranates weren't grown in A-H but
they were grown in Italy and Spain and other Med areas.
That raised the possibility of a demand for them and led
me to speculate about this being a trade name.
The Garnet theory was my leading theory until I stumbled upon
the pomegranate idea.
We will probably never know for certain but before I started
looking at genealogy no one in my family had an inkling of the meaning.
That's what makes genealogy so much fun.
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