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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsGawthorpe, Gaythorpe, Gathorne, Gauthorpe, Gawthrop, Gawthropp, Gawthrup, Gawthrupp, Gawthrope, Gathrope, Gathorn, Gorthorp

Meaning & History

habitational name from any of several places in Yorkshire and Lancashire called Gawthorpe or Gowthorpe all of which are named from Old Norse gaukr "cuckoo" and þorp "enclosure" meaning "village where cuckoo's frequented".
Added 6/8/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 6/8/2023 by Paradiso36