A Spanish surname which is the Spanish form of the given name Gerald. It means a of son of Garcia. There is also a location called Garcia in Spain.
The various spellings of Garcia include Garsea, Garci, Gassia, Garza, Gaciot, Gacias, Gacio and Gacia.
The surname is very common in the United States (especially the southwest states), Central American countries, Spain, Philippines, Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina. Nearly 4 percent of the population of Spain have the Garcia surname. In Cuba it is the second most common surname. The surname is also in the United Kingdom in high numbers with many immigrates of Spanish heritage.
Famous: Jerry Garcia (rock-n-rock musician), Carlos Garcia (president of Philippines), Eric Garcia (author), Calixto Garcia (19th century military leader of Cuba), St. Gonsalo Garcia (Roman Catholic saint), Borja Garcia (Spanish race car driver), Alex Garcia (chef) and Gonzalo Garcia (dancer with New York City Ballet).