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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
(imp. & p. p.) of Gird.
verb Girt
To gird; to encircle; to invest by means of a girdle; to measure the girth of; as, to girt a tree.

Etymology: From Girt (n.), cf. Girth (v.)

adjective Girt
Bound by a cable; -- used of a vessel so moored by two anchors that she swings against one of the cables by force of the current or tide.
noun Girt
Same as Girth.

Alteration of girth (“belt, circumference, brace”)

  1. A horizontal structural member of post and beam architecture, typically attached to bridge two or more vertical members such as corner posts.

From Middle English girten (“gird, encircle”)

See gird

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Girt

    Aidan Girt is an instrumental rock, electronica, and experimental rock musician. He plays Drum kit and Percussion instrument. His ongoing career started in 1996. Aidan is also known as 1, 1-Speed Bike, and Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike.


    Luke Girt is a sports team member for the Ramsgate F.C.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Girt U.S.
      White 97.80% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Girt

    People with the last name Girt are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Girt

    • How Popular is the name Girt? As a last name Girt was the 56,310th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Girt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Girt is Tuesday, February 14th, 1882.
    • How unique is the name Girt? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Girt. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Girt: Your name in reverse order is Trig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ritg. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Girt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 363 people with the last name Girt.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Girt? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Girt as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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