Meaning The son of Geoffrey.
Origin English

Rank 594 (2000 US census) 460 (1990 US census)
Count 51,361 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 18.72%, or 9615 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 75.24%, or 38644 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.25%, or 128 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 1.85%, or 950 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.38%, or 1222 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.57%, or 806 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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