Garrison

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since 1880
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Gar"ri*son
A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its security.

Etymology: OE. garnisoun, F. garnison garrison, in OF. & OE. also, provision, munitions, from garnir to garnish. See Garnish

verb Gar"ri*son
To place troops in, as a fortification, for its defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops; as, to garrison a conquered territory.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A fortified military post where troops are stationed
  2. The troops who maintain and guard a fortified place
  3. United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
  4. Station (troops) in a fort or garrison
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Iowa
  3. A census-designated place in Maryland
  4. A city in Minnesota
  5. A census-designated place in Montana
  6. A village in Nebraska
  7. A hamlet in New York
  8. A city in North Dakota
  9. A village in Northern Ireland
  10. A city in Texas

Notable Persons Named Garrison

Garrison Keillor is an observational comedy and storytelling comedian. Garrison was given the name Gary Edward Keillor on August 7th, 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota.

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Garrison Kane is a comics character.

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Garrison Hearst is a football player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to 2004. Garrison was born on January 4th, 1971 in Lincolnton, Georgia.

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Garrison Sanborn is an athlete for the Buffalo Bills. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Garrison was born on July 31st, 1985 in Tampa, Florida.

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Garrison Starr is a rock music, folk rock, country rock, and indie rock singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar, Drum kit, and Vocals. She was most active from 1993 to present. Garrison was born on April 29th, 1975.

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His military service ended in 1964. Garrison was born on April 24th, 1904 in The Bronx. Garrison is also known as Davidson, Garrison Holt; Davidson, and Gar. He left this life on December 25th, 1992.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Garrison

William Lloyd Garrison was an abolitionist and abolitionism in the united states. William was born on December 12th, 1805 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, U.S. He left this life on May 24th, 1879.

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Jim Garrison was a District Attorney of Orleans Parish and District AttorneyofOrleans Parish. Jim was born on November 20th, 1921 in Denison, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1992.

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David Garrison is an actor. He was most prominent from 1974 to present. David was given the name David Earl Garrison on June 30th, 1952 in Long Branch, New Jersey.

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Herbert Garrison is a former elementary school teacher, politician, and elementary school. Herbert is also known as Janet Garrison and Ethan P. Garrison.

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Lane Garrison is an actor. He has been prominent since 2004. Lane was given the name Lane Edward Garrison on May 23rd, 1980 in Dallas.

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William F. Garrison is a military person. His military service ended in 1996.

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How popular is the baby name Garrison in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 6 0 6
1913 8 0 8
1914 7 0 7
1915 5 0 5
1916 5 0 5
1917 10 0 10
1918 12 0 12
1919 10 0 10
1920 10 0 10
1921 10 0 10
1922 7 0 7
1923 12 0 12
1924 7 0 7
1925 12 0 12
1926 9 0 9
1928 11 0 11
1929 10 0 10
1930 10 0 10
1931 5 0 5
1932 11 0 11
1934 11 0 11
1935 10 0 10
1936 13 0 13
1937 9 0 9
1938 6 0 6
1939 8 0 8
1940 6 0 6
1942 13 0 13
1943 12 0 12
1944 19 0 19
1945 11 0 11
1946 8 0 8
1947 9 0 9
1948 17 0 17
1949 14 0 14
1950 12 0 12
1951 12 0 12
1952 26 0 26
1953 23 0 23
1954 29 0 29
1955 17 0 17
1956 17 0 17
1957 21 0 21
1958 11 0 11
1959 12 0 12
1960 9 0 9
1961 11 0 11
1962 16 0 16
1963 15 0 15
1964 19 0 19
1965 9 0 9
1966 5 0 5
1967 21 0 21
1968 26 0 26
1969 37 0 37
1970 26 0 26
1971 23 0 23
1972 26 0 26
1973 28 0 28
1974 18 0 18
1975 17 0 17
1976 23 0 23
1977 24 0 24
1978 26 0 26
1979 34 0 34
1980 33 0 33
1981 34 0 34
1982 39 0 39
1983 33 0 33
1984 51 0 51
1985 53 0 53
1986 95 0 95
1987 77 0 77
1988 113 0 113
1989 109 0 109
1990 117 0 117
1991 147 0 147
1992 140 0 140
1993 234 5 229
1994 186 0 186
1995 172 0 172
1996 199 0 199
1997 192 0 192
1998 268 0 268
1999 353 0 353
2000 268 0 268
2001 254 0 254
2002 283 0 283
2003 286 0 286
2004 253 0 253
2005 229 0 229
2006 217 0 217
2007 225 0 225
2008 187 0 187
2009 210 0 210
2010 185 0 185
2011 151 0 151
2012 200 0 200
2013 210 0 210
2014 206 0 206
2015 193 0 193
2016 170 0 170
2017 168 0 168

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Popularity of Garrison as a first name

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Popularity of Garrison as a last name

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Common last names for Garrison

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Moore

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garrison U.S.
  White 83.09% 64.26%
  African American 11.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.50% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.83% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.48% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garrison

People with the last name Garrison are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Garrison

  • How Popular is the name Garrison? Garrison is the 2,973rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Garrison was the 677th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garrison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,476 babies born with the first name Garrison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garrison to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garrison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Garrison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garrison is Thursday, August 15th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Garrison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garrison was in 1999 with a total of 353 babies.
  • Random Garrison Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garrison is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 17 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Garrison: Your name in reverse order is Nosirrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Igranors. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garrison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 50,686 people with the last name Garrison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garrison? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 17 of them will have Garrison as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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