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The GARMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,428 4416 0.003 28
United States (1880 census) 2,242 2701 0.004 45
Change since 1880 +5186 -1715 -0.001 -17
Other Countries
Australia 44 28361 0.000 3
United Kingdom 614 7649 0.001 13
Top States for GARMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,654 807 0.013 135
Ohio 662 2147 0.006 58
California 546 5302 0.002 16
Indiana 366 2155 0.006 60
Illinois 364 3640 0.003 29
Top States for GARMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,654 807 0.013 135
North Dakota 54 1866 0.008 84
Indiana 366 2155 0.006 60
Ohio 662 2147 0.006 58
Kansas 146 2239 0.005 54

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called GARMAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GARMAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GARMAN in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GARMAN by picking someone at random in Pennsylvania than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GARMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GARMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the GARMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of GARMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 124 1.67
White (Hispanic) 97 1.31
Mixed Race 75 1.01
Native American/Alaskan 46 0.62
Asian/Pacific 22 0.3
White (Caucasian) 7,064 95.1

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the GARMAN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GARMAN in historical publications

GARMAN. A-Sax. gar, a spear, and mnn. A spearman.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to GARMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GARMAN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for GARMAN

The following words are slight variants of GARMAN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.