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Type Surname (from given name)
Usage German, French
Pronounced Pron. GUR-wig(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsGerbig, Gerwin, Garwig, Gervig, Gerwik, Gerwick, Garweg, Girbig, Gervik, Gerwen

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic given name Gerwig, ultimately from the elements gēr meaning "spear" and wīg meaning "battle, fight". This surname is also found in France (mainly in the region of Alsace). A famous bearer is American actress and filmmaker Greta Gerwig (1983-).
Added 8/5/2022 by General9696
Edited 12/24/2022 by General9696