- Nov 2010
Not a lot is known about his origins at all really. That didn't first appear hundreds of years later. A lot of it is coloured in. We are pretty sure he was governor of Tangier for Musa and led the first big army across to Algeciras in the Visigothic ships from Ceuta in 711.Gibraltar’s real name was “Jebel Al-Tariq”, Tariq being the Tunisian Berber mentioned above.
We can't really disprove the denialist theory of Ferrin and co. that his name may be Taric, with it's Visigothic connotations and given the political climate at the time.