From the Spanish termÂ garzaÂ it means â€˜heronâ€™ or bird. It probably also applied as a nickname for someone with long legs.
Homelands of the Garza families have mostly been Mexico and Spain.
England only has a concentration of Garza surnames in the London area.
Just Texas in the United States has a sizable Garza population and then across the border into Mexico.
Most people of the Garza families were laborers in the 1880s.
Famous: Eugenio Garza (multimillionaire, former owner of the world's second Coca-Cola bottler), Hector Garza (wrestler), Emilio M. Garza American judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit), Hector S. Garza (Mexican professional wrestler), Jaime Garza (actor), Venustiano Garza (President of Mexico), Cayetano Garza (comic designer and illustrator in US), Ale Garza (comic artist) and Blas Maria de la Garza (pioneer of the upper Rio Grande Valley in Texas).