Meaning Local: 'Garwian,' to prepare; German and Dutch, 'gar,' dressed, done, ready prepared, and 'field,' a place where every thing is furnished necessary for an army.
Origin Anglo-Saxon, Jewish

Rank 7,163 (2000 US census) 6,038 (1990 US census)
Count 4,296 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 77.56%, or 3332 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 12.85%, or 552 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.93%, or 40 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 4.84%, or 208 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.56%, or 67 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.26%, or 97 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Most popular Danish first names

What are the most popular Danish first names for women?
Here is the list of 20 most popular Danish names for women as of January 2014.


How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

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