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From a diminutive of Grice
, which was originally a nickname for a grey-haired man, derived from Middle English grice
meaning "grey" (itself from Old French gris
, apparently of Germanic origin).
Grixti is entirely of Maltese origin and is thought to mean "rough".
A nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop
GRODSKY Polish, Jewish
Altered spelling of Polish Grodzki
, a habitational name from Grodziec or Grodzie, places named with gród ‘castle’, ‘fortification’ (cognate with Russian grad)... [more]
Derived from grollen
, 'to be angry', often used as a nickname for an angry or sulky individual.
Originally indicated a person who came from Gronków, a village in southern Poland.
Groot means "big" in Dutch and the surname was originally a nickname for a tall person.
English surname of Norman origin meaning ‘the master huntsman’. Derived from Le Grand Veneur, this title was held by Hugh d'Avranches who accompanied William the Conqueror in the Norman invasion of England in 1066.
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul
, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred
"hunger" + wolf
Name from any of several places named Grove or Groven, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove
‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of GRUBE
Name for someone who lived by a grove or thicket, Middle English grove
, Old English graf
Name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe
"pit", "hollow". See also GRUBER
A nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub
meaning ‘rude' or 'impolite’.
Probably a Middle English metathesized form of the Old French personal name Gondri
GRUNWALD German, German (Swiss), Jewish
German and Swiss German (Grünwald): habitational name from any of various places named Grün(e)wald, from Middle High German gruene ‘green’ + walt ‘wood’, ‘forest’. ... [more]
GRYLLS English (Rare)
There was an old and distinguished family of Grylls of Tavistock (Devon) and Lanreath (Cornwall) in the 17th century; two high sheriffs of the county then bore the name. The manor of Gryils (commonly mispronounced Garles), near the rocks called the Gryils or Garles, from which they probably derive their name, is in the parish of Lesneweth in that county.
habitational name for someone from Grzegorzowice or Grzegorzewice, both named with the personal name GRZEGORZ
, Latin Gregorius
GU Korean (Anglicized)
A Korean surname, meaning "tool, device, utensil". Derived from the Chinese surname 具, (Jù)
It came from Italian word guadagno
which means "earnings" and has a diminutive suffix ino
which is also an occupation suffix.
Spanish: unexplained. Perhaps a habitational name from a place so named in Estremadura. This name is common in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. ... [more]
The surname Guardado means save, protect, and guard in Spanish
GUÀRDIA Catalan, Spanish, Italian
Catalan, Spanish, and Italian from Catalan guàrdia
, Spanish and Italian guardia
‘guard’, ‘watch’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a watch place, an occupational name for a member of the town guard, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named (La) Guardia.
Habitational name from any of the numerous places named Guardiola, from guardiola, a diminutive of guàrdia meaning "guard".
Nothing is known of this family name other then they grew up in Manhattan, New York, other states and cities too but most can from boats and had to be quertied at Ellis Island, New York
From the personal name Gucciardo, a revival of French Guichard, of Germanic origin, probably composed of the elements wig 'battle' or wisa 'experience' + hard 'strong', 'brave', 'hardy'.
GUCHETL Circassian (Russian)
Means "blacksmith man", derived from Circassian гъукӏэ (ġ°č̣̍ă)
meaning "blacksmith" combined with лӏы (ḷə)
"man". It is mainly used in the Adyghe (West Circassian) language.
from Middle English gojon, gogen, Old French gougon ‘gudgeon’ (the fish) (Latin gobio, genitive gobionis), applied as a nickname or perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a seller of these fish... [more]
German: from a Germanic personal name composed of gund
‘battle’ + hari
Nickname for a stranger or newcomer to a community, from Middle English g(h)est meaning "guest", "visitor" (from Old Norse gestr, absorbing the cognate Old English giest).
GUIDRY French (Cajun)
From a personal name based on the Germanic root waido ‘hunt’. The name is particularly associated with Cajuns in LA, who seem all to be descended from Claude Guédry
dit Grivois, who arrived in Acadia before 1671.... [more]
Possibly from Ancient Germanic wil
, meaning "will, power", and Latin bellus
, meaning "beautiful".
Habitational name for someone originally from the city of Guimarães in northern Portugal.
Armenian surname with "Gul" translating in English as "rose" and ending in "ian," a common ending of an Armenian last name.
Derived from Azerbaijani gül
meaning "rose" or "flower"; ultimately from Persian.
Comes from Guillemme or William of Normandy. Reference 1066: The Battle of Hastings.
From the Middle English personal name Gullake
, a descendant of Old English Gūthlāc
, literally "battle-sport".
From a medieval nickname for a greedy person (from Old French goulafre
"glutton"). Jonathan Swift used it in his satire 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726), about the shipwrecked ship's surgeon Lemuel Gulliver, whose adventures "offer opportunities for a wide-ranging and often savage lampooning of human stupidity and vice."
It comes from "Kül Tigin" (? - 575 AD) who was a general of the Second Turkic Kaganate (Göktürks' khaganate). He was a second son of Ilterish Shad and the younger brother of Bilge Kagan.
From a nickname or byname from Middle English gome
, Old English guma
Occupational name or nickname from Middle High German gumpen, gumpeln ‘to clown’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with gund ‘battle’, ‘war’. Compare GOMBERT
From Sanskrit गुण (guṇá)
meaning "talent, virtue, quality" combined with शेखर (śekhara)
meaning "crown, crest" or "peak, summit".
This indicates familial origin within either of 2 eponymous neighborhoods: the one in the parish of Costantín, Baralla or the one in the parish of A Ponte Ulla, Vedra.
, an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements gund
"battle" and rīc
This ancient Scottish surname is of Norweigan origin derived from the Old Norse personal name GUNNR
. This surname, in most cases originated in Caithness, Scotland's most northerly county.
GUNZENHAUSER German, Jewish
Habitational name for someone from either of two places named Gunzenhausen, one in Württemberg and the other in Bavaria.
English habitational name from a place in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, Gupehegh in Middle English. This is named with the Old English personal name Guppa
(a short form of Guðbeorht
"battle bright") + (ge)hæg
Occupational name from Ukrainian guralnyk
, Yiddish guralnik
GURSULTUR Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
Means "strong willed" in Japanese. From the Japanese words 具 (means), 志 (will), and 堅 (resolute). This surname is of Okinawan origin.
From Gusinje, the name of a town in the Plav municipality of Montenegro where Bosniaks form a regional majority
German: from a short form of the personal name Jodocus
, which is either a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc
, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint (compare JOST
) or from a reduced form of the personal name AUGUSTUS
Possibly a mispronunciation of the Bosnian word for the verb "gutati" (to swallow) or "guta" (swallowing).
GUTHRIE Scottish, Irish, German
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Forfar, named in Gaelic with gaothair
‘windy place’ (a derivative of gaoth
‘wind’) + the locative suffix -ach
. Possibly an Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mag Uchtre
‘son of Uchtre
’, a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to uchtlach
GUTTENBERG German, Jewish
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bavaria, called Guttenberg, from the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of Old High German guot ‘good’ + berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’... [more]
Of uncertain origin. Probably from a Germanic personal name formed with god
"good" or god
From the noun güven
meaning "trust, confidence", perhaps designating a trustworthy character, or alternatively one who trusts in others readily.
Occupational name for a guide, Old French gui
(a derivative of gui(d)er
"to guide", of Germanic origin).
GUY English, French
From a French form of the Germanic personal name Wido
, which is of uncertain origin. This name was popular among the Normans in the forms Wi
as well as in the rest of France in the form Guy
Welsh. Derivitive of Gwynn. Modified in the 19th century when the family came to the United States.
As far as known, Guzi means 'friend' but as far as other meanings go, it is unknown. Due to its origin, the last name has two factions of distant family that pronounce it differently- One as "Guh-Zee" as the more uncommon pronunciation that actually follows the origin, and "Goo-Zee" as it is commonly pronounced in English.
Nickname for someone noted for his cheerful whistling, from a derivative of gwizdac