Meaning of Goranson, Klarich, Toop
Is the surname Goranson by any chance based on the Old English Gore, "a triangular plot of land"? I know the suffix "son" means "son of", but other than that I don't know.

Is it true that Klarich means "clear"? I don't remember exactly what language it was - I think it might have been Croatian that he claimed it was from. So I was wondering if anyone knew.

In addition, does Toop mean "drunk"? I have a friend who did some research on the name and says it means "drunk" or "a drunkard" in German, I think. So I was wondering if that was true.

I'm really curious about these - so thanks if you can help! :)
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Goranson is Swedish and means 'son of Göran'. Other form is Goransson (more common). The Scandinavian firstname Göran's meaning can be found here:

Klarich and Clarich are either germanizations of the Croatian surname Klaric' or Klaric' is a Croatian form of the German surnames Clarich and Klarich that were brought to Croatia during the existence of the empire of Austria-Hungary. Thus the question is: which was first, the German version or the Croatian version. I don't know, but you said the meaning would be related to 'clear' and the German for this is klar . The Croatian words for 'clear' are on the following site:
As you can see, none of them even looks similar to Klarich or Clarich.
My best guess is that it was the German name of a Croatian village, which stems from the empire mentioned above. Many villages and cities then had a German equivalent of their name. I found a site saying the surnames Klarich and Clarich originated from the village Pasjak in the province Rijeka (and Klaric originated from another village). Pasjak could be this place, but on the internet there are no records of it. This probably due to the fact that many of these villages are small and thus for internet or written records not notable enough.

the official words for 'drunk' in German are betrunken and berauscht . Zechbruder , Saufbold and Betrunkene are the nouns that have the meaning of 'drunkard'.

[...TOOPE, a surname of England from the Old Danish personal
name Topi. (Reaney). Spiegelhalter traced Toop in Devon.
In Newfoundland:
Family tradition: James, from Somerset, England, came to
Newfoundland in 1812, settling first in Rise's [sic] Harbour and
later at Ireland's Eye (Trinity B.) (MUN Folklore).

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