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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Garza

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  • According to a user from Texas, United States, the name Garza is of Spanish origin and means "Garza is a Galician and Basque noble surname and the Spanish language equivalent of heron (bird). Garza has also become a part of many placenames. Garza was the surname of many Sephardic Jews that settled in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and the name is still found in many famous people from that Mexican state. Other Garzas settled in the neighboring states of Coahuila in Mexico and Texas in the United States.".

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Garza

Alana de la Garza is an actress. She has been prominent since 1999. Alana was born on June 18th, 1976 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.


Alicia Garza is an activism, writer, and activist. Alicia was born on March 4th, 1981 in Los Angeles.


Madison De La Garza is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2008. Madison was given the name Madison Rose De La Garza on December 28th, 2001 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.


Manuel Uribe was a computer repairman. Manuel was given the name Manuel Uribe Garza on June 11th, 1965 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Manuel is also known as Uribe Garza and Manuel (Spanish). He died on May 26th, 2014.


Greg Garza is a soccer player for the Club Tijuana, São Paulo FC, Dallas Texans Soccer Club, Sporting Clube de Portugal, G.D. Estoril Praia, Club Atlas, United States men's national under-20 soccer team, and United States men's national soccer team. Greg was born on August 16th, 1991 in Grapevine, Texas, United States.


Matt Garza is a baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers. Matt was born on November 26th, 1983 in Selma, California.


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Popularity of Garza as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Garza U.S.
  White 6.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.28% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 92.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Garza

People with the last name Garza are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Garza

  • How Popular is the name Garza? As a last name Garza was the 186th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Garza first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Garza is Sunday, December 27th, 1891.
  • How unique is the name Garza? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Garza. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Garza: Your name in reverse order is Azrag. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ragaz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Garza? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 147,005 people with the last name Garza.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Garza? Garza was ranked as the 186th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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