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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French
Pronounced Pron. GHER-TIHN(French) GEHR-tin(English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsGurtin, Gertain, Gertin, Guertine, Guertain

Meaning & History

A French surname that evolved from the Old Germanic given name Warin meaning "to guard" or "protection". This surname was often given as an occupational name for a guard, or someone who served as a protector in their community.
Added 12/23/2023 by hello_1234
Edited 4/28/2024 by Mike C