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  1. (nautical) A type of boat which was originally flat-bottomed, reminiscent of a sled, and historically sailed around New Jersey

Notable Persons With the Last Name Garvey

Marcus Garvey was a publishing, journalist, and publisher. He holds the title Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association". Marcus was given the name Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. on August 17th, 1887 in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica. He died on June 10th, 1940.


Guy Garvey is an alternative rock, indie rock, and art rock musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Guy was given the name Guy Edward John Garvey on March 6th, 1974 in Bury.


Steve Garvey is a baseball player. Steve was born on December 22nd, 1948 in Tampa, Florida.


Rea Garvey is a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Rea was given the name Raymond Michael Garvey on May 3rd, 1973 in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. Rea is also known as Rea Garvey.


Kate Garvey is a diary secretary, head of public, social affairs, and ministerial diary secretary. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to present.


Cyndy Garvey is a celebrity and television personality. Cyndy was given the name Cyndy Truhan on July 16th, 1949 in Detroit.


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International Interest for Garvey

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Popularity of Garvey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garvey U.S.
  White 89.63% 64.26%
  African American 5.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.32% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garvey

People with the last name Garvey are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Garvey

  • How Popular is the name Garvey? Garvey is the 22,777th most popular name of all time. As a last name Garvey was the 3,196th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Garvey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 276 babies born with the first name Garvey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Garvey to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Garvey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Garvey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Garvey is Monday, August 28th, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Garvey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Garvey was in 2017 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Garvey Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Garvey is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Garvey: Your name in reverse order is Yevrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrgeva. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garvey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,307 people with the last name Garvey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garvey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Garvey as their last name.

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