Meaning The calfgerd, a keeper of calves. A familiar Yorkshire surname.
Origin English, Jewish, Irish, Belgian, South african

Rank 1,922 (2000 US census) 1,747 (1990 US census)
Count 17,169 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 90.63%, or 15560 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 5.72%, or 982 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.42%, or 72 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.71%, or 122 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.11%, or 191 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.41%, or 242 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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English surnames

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