Last Name GARCIA


Meaning Garcia was a very common first name in early medieval Spain. It is a surname of patronymic origin.
Origin Spanish, Jewish, Norwegian, Filipino, Chilean, Basque, Falkland, Maltese, Creole, Portuguese, Belgian, South african, Guam

Rank 8 (2000 US census) 18 (1990 US census)
Count 858,289 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 6.17%, or 52956 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 0.49%, or 4206 total occurrences, as black,
  • 1.43%, or 12274 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.58%, or 4978 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 0.51%, or 4377 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 90.81%, or 779412 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

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