meaning of Gutierrez
Gutierrez is derived from the Visigoths that started in Sweden
The ancient name for Sweden was Gautland. The "Gut" is from Gaut,
"tierra" refering to land, "ez" denotes son of.Gutierrez simply means son of Gautland.
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The Oxford Names Companion has the following -
... [patronymic]from the medieval given name Gutierre, from a Visigothic personal name of uncertain form and meaning, perhaps a [compound]of the elements gunƥi 'battle' + hairus 'sword'.The words in brackets were abbreviated in the original. -ez ending is indicative of the surname deriving from the personal name of an ancestor.
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