Gary Hofeldt in the US

  1. #16,072,517 Gary Hoesing
  2. #16,072,518 Gary Hoetker
  3. #16,072,519 Gary Hof
  4. #16,072,520 Gary Hofbauer
  5. #16,072,521 Gary Hofeldt
  6. #16,072,522 Gary Hoffar
  7. #16,072,523 Gary Hoffart
  8. #16,072,524 Gary Hoffarth
  9. #16,072,525 Gary Hoffba
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Meaning & Origins

Transferred use of a surname, which is probably derived from a Norman personal name of Continental Germanic origin, a short form of any of the various compound names beginning with gar ‘spear’. One bearer of this surname was the American industrialist Elbert Henry Gary (1846–1927), who gave his name to the steel town of Gary, Indiana (chartered in 1906). In this town was born the theatrical agent Nan Collins, who suggested Gary as a stage name for her client Frank J. Cooper, who thus became Gary Cooper (1901–61). His film career caused the name to become enormously popular from the 1930s to the present day. Its popularity has been maintained by the cricketer Gary Sobers (b. 1936; in his case it is in fact a pet form of Garfield) and the footballer Gary Lineker (b. 1960). It is now often taken as a pet form of Gareth.
42nd in the U.S.
North German: topographic name composed of Middle Low German hov, hof ‘manor farm’, ‘farmstead’ + velt ‘open country’. This and variants such as Hofeld, Hoffeld(e) are also common place names all over Germany (compare Hofacker); the surname may be a habitational name from one of these.
68,963rd in the U.S.

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