Submitted Surnames Starting with G

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GROOT Dutch
Groot means "big" in Dutch and the surname was originally a nickname for a tall person.
GROOVER English (American)
Americanized form of German GRUBER.
GROßKREUTZ German
From German "groß" meaning big and "kreutz" meaning cross.
GROSSMAN Jewish
Jewish nickname for a large man.
GROSVENOR English
English surname of Norman origin meaning ‘the master huntsman’. Derived from Le Grand Veneur, this title was held by Hugh d'Avranches who accompanied William the Conqueror in the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
GROULX French
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
GROVE German
Form of GROB.
GROVE English, American
Americanized spelling of the French surname Le Grou(x)or Le Greux (see GROULX)
GROVE German
Variation of GRAF.
GROVE German
Name from any of several places named Grove or Groven, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove ‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of GRUBE.
GROVE English
Name for someone who lived by a grove or thicket, Middle English grove, Old English graf.
GROW English
Likely from the English word "grow".
GROZDANOVA Bulgarian, Macedonian
Feminine form of Grozdanov, which means "son of GROZDAN".
GRUBE German
Name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe "pit", "hollow". See also GRUBER.
GRUBE German
From the personal name Grubo.
GRUBER German, Jewish
A topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe or German Grube meaning ‘pit’ or ‘hollow’, plus the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
GRUBER Jewish
A nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub meaning ‘rude' or 'impolite’.
GRUFFUDD Welsh
Derived from the Welsh name Gruffudd
GRUNDY English
Probably a Middle English metathesized form of the Old French personal name Gondri, Gundric (see GUNDRY).
GRUNWALD German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German (Grünwald): habitational name from any of various places named Grün(e)wald, from Middle High German gruene ‘green’ + walt ‘wood’, ‘forest’. ... [more]
GRUSZKA Polish
Means "pear".
GRUZINSKY Russian, Georgian
Means "Georgian" in Russian.
GRYLLS English (Rare)
There was an old and distinguished family of Grylls of Tavistock (Devon) and Lanreath (Cornwall) in the 17th century; two high sheriffs of the county then bore the name. The manor of Gryils (commonly mispronounced Garles), near the rocks called the Gryils or Garles, from which they probably derive their name, is in the parish of Lesneweth in that county.
GRZEGORCZYK Polish
from a pet form of the personal name GRZEGORZ
GRZEGORZEWSKI Polish
habitational name for someone from Grzegorzowice or Grzegorzewice, both named with the personal name GRZEGORZ, Latin Gregorius
GRZYB Czech, Polish
means "mushroom" in polish
GSCHWENDTNER German (Austrian)
From the German word "schwenden", which means "swidden agriculture" in English
GU Korean (Anglicized)
A Korean surname, meaning "tool, device, utensil". Derived from the Chinese surname 具, (Jù)
GUADAGNINO Italian
It came from Italian word guadagno which means "earnings" and has a diminutive suffix ino which is also an occupation suffix.
GUAJARDO Spanish
Spanish: unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name from a place so named in Estremadura. This name is common in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. ... [more]
GUARDADO Spanish
The surname Guardado means save, protect, and guard in Spanish
GUÀRDIA Catalan, Spanish, Italian
Catalan, Spanish, and Italian from Catalan guàrdia, Spanish and Italian guardia ‘guard’, ‘watch’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a watch place, an occupational name for a member of the town guard, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named (La) Guardia.
GUARDIOLA Catalan
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Guardiola, from guardiola, a diminutive of guàrdia meaning "guard".
GUARRACINO Italian
Nothing is known of this family name other then they grew up in Manhattan, New York, other states and cities too but most can from boats and had to be quertied at Ellis Island, New York
GUBLER German (Swiss)
Means "Of the Mountains"... [more]
GUCCIARDO Italian
From the personal name Gucciardo, a revival of French Guichard, of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements wig 'battle' or wisa 'experience' + hard 'strong', 'brave', 'hardy'.
GUCHETL Circassian (Russian)
Means "blacksmith man", derived from Circassian гъукӏэ (ġ°č̣̍ă) meaning "blacksmith" combined with лӏы (ḷə) "man". It is mainly used in the Adyghe (West Circassian) language.
GUDAITIS Lithuanian
Ethnic name from gudas meaning "Belorussian".
GUDGEON English
from Middle English gojon, gogen, Old French gougon ‘gudgeon’ (the fish) (Latin gobio, genitive gobionis), applied as a nickname or perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of these fish... [more]
GUENTHER German
German: from a Germanic personal name composed of gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.
GUEREÑA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of GEREÑA.
GÜERO Spanish (Latin American, Rare)
A given nickname in latin America of a person with light features.... [more]
GUERRER Catalan
It literally means "warrior".
GUEST English
Nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, from Middle English g(h)est meaning "guest", "visitor" (from Old Norse gestr, absorbing the cognate Old English giest).
GUEVARA Basque (Spanish)
Castilianized form of the Basque surname GEBARA.... [more]
GUEVERA Spanish
means "protector"
GUIDETTI Italian
Derived from the given name GUIDO.
GUIDRY French (Cajun)
From a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in LA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671.... [more]
GUILBEAU French
Possibly from Ancient Germanic wil, meaning "will, power", and Latin bellus, meaning "beautiful".
GUILLIOT French
From a pet form of the personal name Guille, itself a short form of GUILLAUME.
GUILLOU French, Breton
Possibly derived from the given name GUILLAUME.
GUIMARÃES Portuguese
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Guimarães in northern Portugal.
GUINTO Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog ginto meaning "gold".
GUION French
French: from the Germanic personal name WIDO (see Guy).
GUIRALDO Filipino
From the visayan province of Samar
GUIVARC'H Breton
Guivarc'h means 'swift stallion' in the Breton language.
GUJA German (East Prussian)
From the town Groß Guja
GUL Pakistani, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Urdu, Persian
Derived from Persian گل (gol) meaning "flower" or "rose".
GULBIS Latvian
Means "swan".
GÜLERYÜZ Turkish
Means "smiling face" in Turkish.
GULIAN Armenian
Armenian surname with "Gul" translating in English as "rose" and ending in "ian," a common ending of an Armenian last name.
GÜLIYEV Azerbaijani
Derived from Azerbaijani gül meaning "rose" or "flower"; ultimately from Persian.
GULIYEV Azerbaijani
Variant transcription of GÜLIYEV.
GULLETTE French
Comes from Guillemme or William of Normandy. Reference 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
GULLICK English
From the Middle English personal name Gullake, a descendant of Old English Gūthlāc, literally "battle-sport".
GULLIVER English
From a medieval nickname for a greedy person (from Old French goulafre "glutton"). Jonathan Swift used it in his satire 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726), about the shipwrecked ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, whose adventures "offer opportunities for a wide-ranging and often savage lampooning of human stupidity and vice."
GULOTTA Italian
Italian: from the female personal name, a pet form of GULLA.
GULTEKIN Turkish
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
GUMA'TAOTAO Chamorro
Chamorro for "house of the people"
GUMM English
From a nickname or byname from Middle English gome, Old English guma "man".
GUMMESSON Swedish
Means "son of GUMME".
GUMP German
Occupational name or nickname from Middle High German gumpen, gumpeln ‘to clown’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle’, ‘war’. Compare GOMBERT.
GUNASEKERA Sinhalese
From Sanskrit गुण (guṇá) meaning "talent, virtue, quality" combined with शेखर (śekhara) meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
GUNDIÁN Galician
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the parish of Costantín, Baralla or the one in the parish of A Ponte Ulla, Vedra.
GUNDRY English
From Gondri, Gundric, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements gund "battle" and rīc "power(ful)".
GÜNDÜZ Turkish
Means "daytime, day" in Turkish.
GÜNEŞ Turkish
Means "sun" or "sunny" in Turkish.
GÜNEY Turkish
Means "south, southern" in Turkish.
GUNN Scottish
This ancient Scottish surname is of Norweigan origin derived from the Old Norse personal name GUNNR. This surname, in most cases originated in Caithness, Scotland's most northerly county.
GUNZENHAUSER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
GUPPY English
English habitational name from a place in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, Gupehegh in Middle English. This is named with the Old English personal name Guppa (a short form of Guðbeorht "battle bright") + (ge)hæg "enclosure"... [more]
GURAKUQI Albanian
Meaning unknown.
GURALNICK Jewish
Occupational name from Ukrainian guralnyk, Yiddish guralnik "distiller".
GÜRBÜZ Turkish
Means "robust, healthy" in Turkish.
GUREL Turkish
Dynamism is the meaning of the name.
GURGENIDZE Georgian
Means "son of GURGEN".
GURRY Irish
Variant of GORRY.
GURSULTUR Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
GUSHIKEN Japanese
Means "strong willed" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 具 (means), 志 (will), and 堅 (resolute). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
GUSMÃO Portuguese
Portuguese cognate of GUZMÁN.
GUST German
German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare JOST and JOYCE) or from a reduced form of the personal name AUGUSTUS.... [more]
GUTA Bosnian
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
GUÐMUNDSDÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of Guðmund"; not strictly used as a surname, and is also used as a patronymic.
GUÐMUNDSSON Icelandic
Means "son of Guðmund" in Icelandic.
GUTHRIE Scottish, Irish, German
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair ‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth ‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre ‘son of Uchtre’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach ‘child’.... [more]
GUTKNECHT German, German (Swiss)
Status name for a page of noble birth (Middle High German guot kneht).
GUTNIK Ukrainian, Russian, Yiddish
Yiddish surname meaning "glassworker" from Yiddish hute meaning "glassworks".
GUTTENBERG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
GUTTING German
Of uncertain origin. Probably from a Germanic personal name formed with god "good" or god, got "god".
GÜVEN Turkish
From the noun güven meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
GUY English
Occupational name for a guide, Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er "to guide", of Germanic origin).
GUY English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi, Why as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy.
GUYNES Welsh
Welsh. Derivitive of Gwynn. Modified in the 19th century when the family came to the United States.
GUYTON English
Means "hill of Gaega".
GUZI Hungarian
As far as known, Guzi means 'friend' but as far as other meanings go, it is unknown. Due to its origin, the last name has two factions of distant family that pronounce it differently- One as "Guh-Zee" as the more uncommon pronunciation that actually follows the origin, and "Goo-Zee" as it is commonly pronounced in English.
GWILLIAM Welsh
From the personal name GWILYM, Welsh form of WILLIAM.
GWIN Welsh
Derived from the forename GWYN.
GWINYAI Shona
Gwinyai means "be strong".
GWIZDALA Polish
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac ‘to whistle’.
GWYTHER Welsh
meaning, "victor" or "victory"
GYASI Akan
Meaning unknown.
GYLESPIE Scottish
Variant of Gillespie
GYLFADÓTTIR Icelandic
Means "daughter of GYLFI". Used exclusively by women. GYLFASON is the male version.
GYLFASON Icelandic
Means "son of GYLFI". Used exclusively by men. GYLFADÓTTIR is the female version.
GYUJTO Hungarian
Very old Hungarian name, very rare.. means gatherer.
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