What do these surnames (Klein, Humphrey and Garrison) mean? How common these Surnames are?
Klein is the surname of my best heavyweight boxer friend and Humphrey & Garrison are just the names of US Army and Millitary bases in South Korea. Are these names really common nowadays???
- Sunday CroneLv 72 months ago
Garrison Humphrey's Korea is a US military post and the history is available on line.
Klein is a German or possibly dutch, also associated with a Jewish namesake and is also available online.
- ZirpLv 72 months ago
Klein is Dutch and German (pronounced differently) for "little"
A garrison is a bunch of soldiers stationed at the same place
- MaxiLv 72 months ago
Klein is the Dutch and German word for "small"
Humphrey is the Englishlanguage variation from the Old French personal name Humfrey
Garrison is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Garrison came from the baptismal name Garrison, which means Gerard. That name was originally derived from the Old German Gerhard, which literally means spear-brave.
Words used as surnames are nothing to do with genealogy research, nothing to do with boxers or US bases...... how common they are depends on where in the world you are asking about