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GARZA - Name Meaning & Origin


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GARZA Surname Meaning & Origin:

1) Meaning "heron" in Spanish, the Garza surname usually translates as "dweller at the sign of the heron or dove."

2) Garza is sometimes a variation of GARCIA.

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Alternate Surname Spellings:


Famous People with the Surname GARZA:

  • Alana de la Garza - an American actress
  • Tony Garza - Mexican American politician and former United States Ambassador to Mexico (2002-2009)

Genealogy Resources for the Surname GARZA:

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FamilySearch - GARZA Genealogy
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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