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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈgoʊld.ˌθweɪt/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from Guilthwaite in South Yorkshire, which is named from Old Norse gil meaning "ravine" and þveit meaning "clearing". However, the modern surname is associated with Essex, suggesting some other source, now lost.
Added 12/24/2020 by Felie
Edited 12/26/2020 by HL