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Garza Family History

Garza Name Meaning
Spanish: from garza ‘heron’, probably applied as a nickname for someone with long legs.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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642,823 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,105 Military Records
95,162 Immigration Records
83,811 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Garza Families

  • Number of Garza families
     951 - 1,899
     318 - 950
     1 - 317
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Garza families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Garza last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Garza census records

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Garza Family Origin

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Garza Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Garza

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Garza Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Garza census records

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Garza Civil War Service Records

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